On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, Chief Peenstra presented two awards at the Town board meeting to Seneca Falls Police Officers for 2021.
The first award was given to Police Officer Logan M. Fleming. Officer Fleming was presented the 2021 Police Officer of the Year award. “In 2021 you distinguished yourself without hesitation as you have provided excellent knowledge and assistance to the department by providing efficiency and showcasing diligence and professionalism towards community members,” said Chief Peenstra. Officer Fleming lead the police department road patrol in the categories of incidents handled, criminal arrests, traffic stops, DWI related arrests, parking tickets and property checks. Chief Peenstra also added “You took on researching and implementing the “Ring Neighbors Public Safety Service” to further bridge the gap between the police and the community. It is beneficial not only to the police department but to the public.” Officer Fleming was thanked for providing outstanding service to the citizens and visitors of the Town of Seneca Falls with integrity and professionalism. PO Fleming has three years of service to the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department.
The second award was given to Sergeant Sebastiano R. Gentile. Sergeant Gentile was presented with the 2021 Excellence in Police Service award. The Excellence in Police Service award is presented to employees who have distinguished themselves by actions beyond those required for their position, which results in a significant contribution toward the betterment of the Seneca Falls Police Department and its members. “You continue to enhance the department’s image with your ability and willingness to take on tasks for the betterment of the department. You have distinguished yourself as a leader in the department regarding improved efficiency, enhanced public image, consistent career excellence, and technical innovation,” said Chief Peenstra. Sergeant Gentile has nine years to the Town of Seneca Falls Police Department, seven of which as the rank of Sergeant.