American Legion Officer Of The Year - Sgt. Dan Maciel
Placerville, CA – Sgt. Dan Maciel was awarded the 51st Annual American Legion Officer of the Year for the Placerville Police Department during a ceremony on March 5, 2014 at the American Legion Hall.
For 51 Years the American Legion Post #119 has honored members of the law enforcement community who have given exemplary service to the profession. Three local law enforcement officers from CHP, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department and Placerville Police Department were recognized. This year, Sgt. Dan Maciel was the recipient for the Placerville Police Department.
Sgt. Maciel was chosen for this award because of his dedication to the job and the community. Sgt. Maciel has been with the Placerville Police Department since September of 2002. In January of 2013 he was promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Maciel engages his teams to work hard in highest tradition of law enforcement, modeling leadership, service and professionalism. He mentors new officers to become better, well rounded patrol officers.
Sgt. Maciel authored and achieved the OTS Distracted Driver High Visibility Enforcement Grant for 2013. This grant awarded the Placerville Police Department with over $15,000 in grant funds. Sgt. Maciel coordinated all the enforcement actions required by the grant throughout the year and successfully completed all the objectives for the grant.
The Placerville Police Department’s annual school supply drive was started Sgt. Maciel in 2012. Since its inception, he has given out nearly 1000 school boxes filled with supplies for the students of Schnell and Sierra Schools.
After receiving the award, Sgt. Maciel thanked his family for supporting him throughout the years and his co-workers whom he has enjoyed working with. Sgt. Maciel said he was honored to be this year’s recipient of the Officer of the Year.