Award Winner – 2014
Exceptional Service Award
Selected for the 2014 O.J. "Bud" Hawkins' Exceptional Award was Retired Coordinator Steve M. Ames, Golden West College, Criminal Justice Training Center and Retired Captain, Orange Police Department. Steve Ames has made many contributions to further POST’s mission and goals throughout his distinguished 37-year career as a California peace officer, a law enforcement instructor, a POST subject matter expert, and as a Criminal Justice Training Center coordinator. He has demonstrated commitment to excellence in law enforcement operations and training standards. Steve has consistently shown his compassion for life-long commitments to community and ethical policing. He has provided others with numerous examples of his caring, civic citizenship and virtue, fairness, justice, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. Through his creativity, dedication and perseverance, he has contributed significantly to the improvement of the law enforcement profession. His legacy is the significant difference he has made in the development and leadership of hundreds of men and women in the law enforcement profession. Through his years of services, as a peace officer and trainer, he went beyond the call of duty providing life-long exceptional service.
Steve Ames was presented with this prestigious trophy in a ceremony held in Universal City, California on June 25, 2015.