Officer of the Year
2016 Officer of the Year Award Recipient
It is an honor and a privilege to present Officer George Waisman with the Officer of the Year award for 2016. Officer Waisman was recognized at the March 21, 2017 Council Meeting for his professionalism and commitment to the Bal Harbour community. Officer Waisman has been with BHPD since 2006. In 2016, he received a Life Saving Award, two (2) unsolicited commendations from private citizens, two (2) departmental commendations, and a commendation from a neighboring police chief and agency. Officer Waisman’s performance during 2016 was consistent with the highest standards of professional law enforcement.
On January 17, 2017, Officer Jeffery J. Hatcher received a letter of commendation for his actions on the evening of December 20th, 2016, which resulted in the surrender and apprehension of a male suspect responsible for fraud and theft in the Bal Harbour Shops. Officer Hatcher's outstanding performance and dedication during this event did not go unnoticed. Moreover, his diligent work and quick rapport with the subject allowed for safety to be restored throughout the Village. The type of perseverance and take charge attitude presented by Officer Hatcher represents the highest standards set forth by this community and the Bal Harbour Police Department.