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Holland officer awarded for school work
HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Holland Department of Public Safety School Resource Officer Andrea Pinner has been awarded the Outstanding School Officer Award by the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan (CPAM).
Officer Pinner was nominated for the work she has done in Holland Public Schools. She was cited as being an SRO who has a reputation for knowing every student by name at Holland High School.
Officer Pinner's ability to relate to high school students and provide them with options and opportunities to succeed rather than face criminal charges is part of what led to her nomination, according to a news release.
The award was handed out at the CPAM's annual conference in Lansing earlier this month. The CPAM awards are presented annually to honor individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the citizens of Michigan in the field of crime prevention during the previous calendar year.
Officer Pinner has been assigned as an SRO at Holland Public Schools for more than 10 years. She was hired by the Holland Police Department in 1989 and has served the City of Holland, working as a patrol officer, D.A.R.E. officer and SRO, the statement said.
"The Holland Department of Public Safety is very pleased that Officer Pinner was recognized with this award. Officer Pinner has been an asset to the Holland Department of Public Safety, the Holland Public Schools and the City of Holland."