Award Winner – 2011
Exceptional Service Award
Selected for the 2011 O.J. “Bud” Hawkins’ Exceptional Service Award was Michael C. DiMiceli. Michael began his law enforcement career in 1962. He was a patrolman with the Berkeley Police Department; an investigator with Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, and was appointed as Chief of Police to Vail Colorado Police Department. He was also the manager of “Governmental Consulting” for a major international firm. Mr. DiMiceli joined the POST family in 1981. During his tenure, he served as a Senior Consultant in the Training Program Services and Center for Leadership Development bureaus, and was then promoted to Bureau Chief for the Management Counseling Services Bureau. While at POST, Mr. DiMiceli had many noted accomplishments. He directed the development of the law enforcement Command College, the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Program, and the Peace Officer Feasibility Study process. In 1997, Michael assumed the position of Assistant Executive Director to the Field Services Division, and served in this capacity until his retirement in 2011.
With 50 years of dedicated service, Michael DiMiceli has left an indelible imprint on the law enforcement community. His work and commitment to improving the training services delivered to law enforcement will be appreciated for many years to come.