Officer of the Year


Police Officer of the Year

The Police Department would like to congratulate Corporal Scott Galley who has been selected as the 2014 Police Officer of the Year.  Corporal Galley was nominated by his supervisors who cite his commitment to excellence and his dedication to his profession as just several of the many reasons why he should be selected for this award.

Corporal Galley has been a member of the Pinellas Park Police Department since 1998 and has worked in patrol as well as in traffic enforcement.

Corporal Galley is credited with many of the successes of the special operations section. In addition to his everyday responsibilities Corporal Galley is a member of the traffic homicide team, he is the agency drug recognition expert trainer, SWAT team member and honor guard member.

Corporal Galley defines professionalism and can be counted on to encourage those around him to perform at their highest potential. Corporal Galley leads by example and expects professionalism from those around him.

Corporal Galley’s customer service skills are ever evident; regardless of whom he is dealing with.

Again, we congratulate Corporal Galley for his accomplishments. 

Past Officer of the Year Award recipients:


2013 Detective Dave Plageman
2012 Sergeant Adam Geissenberger
2011 Officer Steve Vangeli (Retired)
2010 Detective Michael Piacenza
2009 Detective E. J. Stevens
2008 Sergeant Dean LoBianco
2007 Sergeant Michael Lynch
2006 Detective Michael Bingnear
2005 Lieutenant Paul Andrews (retired)
2004 Sergeant Brian Unmisig
2003 Corporal Vernard "Rick" Wagner (retired)
2002 Officer James Bupp (retired)
2001 Officer Brian Cook
2000 Officer Craig Heneveld (retired)
1999  OfficerJohn McNeil (retired)
1998  Officer Robert A. Cook (retired)
1997 Sergeant Tracey Schofield (retired)
1996 Officer James P. Young (retired)
1995 Assistant Chief Michael Haworth
1994 Lieutenant Michael Darroch
1993 Detective Kathleen Nover (retired)
1992 Detective Corporal Kenneth Blessing (retired)
1991 Master Police Officer James Trehy (retired)
1990 Officer Robert Miller (retired)
1989 Officer Nicholas Delgrosso (retired)
1988 Chief of Police, Dorene Thomas
1987 Officer Winifred Ray Collins (retired)
1986 Sergeant Orville Hall (retired)
1985 Senior Police Officer Robert W. Cook (retired)
1984 Officer Daniel Hansen (retired)
1983 Officer Charles Prichard (retired)
1982 Captain John Green (retired)
1981 Captain Erik Sandvik (retired)
1980 Officer Frederick Jenkins (retired)
1979 Officer Frederick Jenkins (retired)
1978 Officer Richard Smith (retired)