• ucsantabarbara twitter avatar
    Federal investments in education are vital to our future. Make sure Congress hears your voice. #growCAtogether.… https://t.co/rbXzhbqudB
    8 hours 32 min ago
  • brenucsb twitter avatar
    Monitoring Coastal Zone Changes from Space: Satellite observations provide valuable data that could help coastal co… https://t.co/1oF2z8wip5
    9 hours 52 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Redhawks Rally in 4th Quarter to Upend UCSB https://t.co/0iIZkTRbqi
    22 hours 24 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    .@UCSB_Volleyball starts stretch run with W over CSF behind dominant performances from Ruddins and Petrachi https://t.co/89mrc3ab59
    23 hours 48 min ago
  • UCSBgauchos twitter avatar
    Gauchos Edged In GCC Quarterfinals to UC Irvine https://t.co/X8yuTBXDTw
    1 day 44 min ago

UCSB Police Detective Receives Local Recognition

UC Santa Barbara Police Department Det. Dawn Arviso is given an H. Thomas Guerry Award for Superior Performance
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 11:30
Santa Barbara, CA

Dawn Arviso Guerry Award3.jpg

photo of police detective receiving Guerry Award

UCSB Police Detective Dawn Arviso and the H. Thomas Guerry award presented to her by Police Chief Dustin Olson

Photo Credit: 

Sonia Fernandez

Det. Dawn Arviso of the UC Santa Barbara Police Department was one of 17 honorees to receive the H. Thomas Guerry Award. Given by the Santa Barbara Citizens Council on Crime, the award recognizes Santa Barbara County-area members of law enforcement for their superior performance and dedication to their community. It was presented Thursday, May 29, at a special ceremony at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room in Santa Barbara.

Arviso was recognized for her expertise in interrogations and interviews, as well as her specialty in sexual assault situations.

A graduate of the South Bay Regional Police Academy in 1995, Arviso began her career with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department. She moved south to the Escondido Police Department before joining the UCSB Police Department in 2011.

“She has a very nurturing approach that puts survivors at ease, even with the most challenging of circumstances,” UCSB Police Department Chief Dustin Olson, said of Arviso. He also praised Arviso’s “keen investigative skills” and “superior interview techniques,” which have led to the identification of the suspect in a recent sexual assault case.

Arviso, who takes on various roles, including patrol officer and polygrapher, is also the lead instructor for the UCSB Rape Aggression Defense program, and works closely with the advocates at the campus’s Women, Gender & Sexual Equity Department.

The H. Thomas Guerry Award is a 45-year-old tradition established in honor of Santa Barbara Police Department Detective Horace Thomas Guerry. Guerry served the community from 1962 until his death in 1970 in the line of duty, while exchanging gunfire with two suspects on a cross-country robbery spree. He was 29 years old.

Contact Info: 

Sonia Fernandez
(805) 893-4765
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu

 

 

Topics: