Annual recognition by LENS occurs at the Annual Banquet the second week of May in conjunction with National Police week. Four categories of LENS appreciation awards are made for exceptional achievement.
LENS proudly recognizes an outstanding Officer of the Year for his or her special accomplishments as well as a Founding Member who shows exceptional leadership.
Officer of the Year
Each year, LENS and the Isle of Palms Police Department recognizes an officer who has stood out amongst his or her peers for outstanding displays of leadership and volunteering. Officer Tumminelli has displayed exemplary performance of his patrol duties and we are honored to present him with this award at the 2023 LENS Banquet this May.
LENS Founders Recognition Award
It is because of the generosity and leadership of our Fifty Founding Members that enabled LENS to launch in a short period of time and provide the support to our IOPPD, citizens, and visitors to our island community. Beth and Brian Berrigan are identified for their unique leadership and ongoing support for the LENS program.
Beth & Brian Berrigan
Our Annual LENS Banquet recognizes all of the Isle of Palms Police Department
RECOGNITION FOLLOWING THE 2022 ISLE OF PALMS POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Code Enforcement Officer Jace Kowsky
OFFICER OF THE YEAR
Detective Joe Tumminelli
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Officer Sydney Kowsky
SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR
Sergeant Matt Storen
CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION
Lieutenant Charles Forsythe
LENS Recognizes the Volunteer and Donor of the Year.
Volunteer of the Year
LENS recognizes the Volunteer of the Year for his or her unselfish dedication and support of the LENS program. We recognize Kathy Shook, the Treasurer of the Isle of Palms Community Corporation. Kathy has provided exceptional support for the success and continued growth of LENS.
George Reeth Leadership
LENS is blessed with support of many individual, business and non-profit supporters. George Reeth initiated the LENS program and the Reddy's had the
leadership and initiative to help launch the Education Scholarships program.