Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Biennial Police Awards Banquet 2017-2018
Contact :Sgt. Jim Cota, Public Information Officer    (949) 464-6671

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, the Laguna Beach Exchange Club will be hosting the Biennial Police Awards Banquet. This ceremony honors Police Department employees for their acts of bravery, life saving efforts, and meritorious service during years 2017 and 2018.

The luncheon culminates with the recognition of the Police Officer and Professional Employee of the Year Awards as follows: 


Officer ofthe Year David Gensemer                   

Professional Employee of theYear Kristen Berry              


Officer of the Year Mike Short

Professional Employee of the Year Jordan Villwock

All members of the public are invited to attend this special event, which will take place at Seven-Degrees Reception Venue on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Seven-Degrees is located at 891 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Reservations for the event can be made by calling Sande St. John at (949) 633-9429 or by emailing by April 8th. The cost for this event is $75 per person.

Please join us to applaud your local Police Department employees for their dedicated service to our community!