Officer Robert Bartley was selected as Arcadia Police Department and Arcadia Police Officers' Association Officer of the Year for 2014. Officer Bartley started his career with APD in 1993 after four years of service in the United States Marine Corp. Bob has served as a Patrol Officer, both a Motor and Traffic Officer, and a Field Training Officer.
Bob was nominated by fellow officers for his continuous high level of enthusiasm, commitment, and dedication to both APD and the community we serve.
Officer Bartley joins a small group of personnel to have been selected as Officer of the Year, twice in their career. Bob also received the honor in 1998.
Officer Bartley is pictured on the left, holding his plaque, along with Chief Bob Guthrie. The award was presented at APOA's annual Christmas party.
Records Technician II Luz "Lucy" Martinez was posthumously selected as the Arcadia Police Department Civilian of the Year for 2014. Lucy passed away earlier in 2014 after losing her battle with cancer. Lucy started with APD in 2000 as a Clerk/Matron. Although not physically here, Lucy remains in the hearts and minds of the APD family. Her nominations included recognition of her friendly and professional demeanor, her commitment to others and the organization, a positive attitude, and undeniable personal courage. Lucy forever had a smile on her face and is indeed missed by all. Lucy is pictured below.