Police Sergeant Christopher Nesmith received the Mayor's Award at the May 21 City Council meeting. With the HBPD for 19 years, Sergeant Nesmith works as an Air Support Unit supervisor overseeing six pilots, two maintenance technicians and the maintenance of three helicopters.
During his tenure, he created a new training model for new pilots that saves tens of thousands of dollars in time and equipment costs. In addition, he created a formal training program for the HBPD's part-time tactical flight officers and rewrote the Air Support Unit policy manual.
He graduated in February 2018 from the Sherman Block Leadership Institute.