The Dunwoody Police Department has announced the winners of its 2011 achievement awards. Each year, officers and employees are selected for outstanding contributions to the department. Below are this year’s recipients:

Officer of the Year: Detective Blake Yeargin- Yeargin has made numerous arrests and made a significant impact in his zone.

Employee of the Year: Eileen Sears- Sears has assisted with the implementation of new projects to improve the efficiency of police service representatives.

Marksman of the Year: Detective Ronny Gomez DeLima- Detective DeLima had the highest qualifying score for the department in 2011.

Rising Star Award: Officer Timothy Fecht- Officer Fecht went outside his normal duties to assist with community outreach efforts.

Meritorious Service Medal: Officer Dale Laskowski- Last year, Officer Laskowski responded to a person down who was not breathing and did not have a pulse. He performed CPR until EMS arrived, and the person made a full recovery.