Law Enforcement Partnership Award: Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Orange County, California
In June 2010, Verizon Wireless honored Sheriff Sandra Hutchens of the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff's Department with the HopeLine Law Enforcement Partnership Award. In 2009, under the leadership of Sheriff Hutchens, the Family Protection Unit in Orange County investigated more than 2,600 criminal and non-criminal acts of domestic violence. A special $10,000 HopeLine grant was also presented to Laura’s House in recognition of Sheriff Hutchens’ work.
Pictured (left to right): Sheriff John E. Zaruba, Du Page County, Ill., outgoing 2009 president of the NSA; Aaron D. Kennard, executive director of the NSA; Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Orange County, Calif.; Gabe Esposito, director, corporate security, Verizon Wireless.