2007 Recipients

Each year the Woodland Police Department awards individuals (officers and employees) for their efforts and achievements. The following individuals performed above and beyond the call of duty for calendar year 2007:

2007 Officer of the Year - Darryl Moore


 The Woodland Police Department’s 2007 Officer of the Year is Officer Darryl Moore.  His current assignment is the full-time position of D.U.I. Enforcement Officer, but he has supplemental duties as a Field Training Officer, Range Firearms Instructor, and member of the Honor Guard.  In their nominations, department members highlighted Officer Moore's attitude, compassion, honesty, and dedication to the job as unimpeachable. 

Officer Moore is recognized for his integrity, which is demonstrated through his intense work ethic.  He is always there to handle his responsibilities and available to help others, without hesitation or question.

Officer Moore attends neighborhood watch meetings when requested by the Crime Prevention Specialists and is a willing participant in resolving issues that are discussed at the meetings.  He has put in a tremendous amount of hard work through training and experience to develop his skills and knowledge in becoming a recognized expert witness in court and within the department in D.U.I. investigations.  In just the first 11 months of his new assignment as the department’s D.U.I. officer, Darryl arrested approximately 75 D.U.I. drivers, which was 22.3% of the department’s total.  This is even more impressive when you consider how much additional time that he was taken away from his ability to make D.U.I. arrests due to his FTO work.       

Officer Moore began his law enforcement career in October 1989 as a Corrections Officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections.  He remained there until March 1998.  In 2000, he relocated to California in order to pursue a career in law enforcement as a Police Officer.  In August 2000, he began attending the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Law Enforcement Academy and graduated in January 2001.  He was hired by the Woodland Police Department as a Police Officer Recruit on August 10, 2000 and was sworn in as a full-time Police Officer on January 4, 2001.  Darryl and his wife, Donna, have been married for almost 18 years and have a 15 year-old son, Shawn.

Officer Moore is described by his peers as being a consummate team player and an outstanding police officer.  He has an exemplary attitude and exhibits it on a daily basis.  He is highly respected by his peers and supervisors for his commitment to law enforcement and his dedication to the Woodland Police Department.

2007 Employee of the Year - Norma Rodriguez

  Norma Rodriguez was hired by the Woodland Police Department as a temporary Community Services Officer in October 2002 in the Traffic Division.  Her primary assignment was parking enforcement.  In January 2003, she became a full-time CSO, and in May 2005, she transferred to the patrol division as a Field CSO.  Norma is also a valuable member of the department’s Crime Scene Investigation team.

She was selected by her peers for this honor because of her attitude, leadership, work knowledge, and overall impact on the police department and the community.  She is described by coworkers as a mature, competent employee who quickly adapts to whatever assignment she is given.  Norma also received a commendation from the Investigations Division for the tremendous amount of work she did on a felony vandalism case that resulted in the arrest of multiple suspects; and for her identifying information on some counterfeit checks that assisted in the arrest of several members of a forgery ring in Davis.  And, whenever she may have a spare moment from her regular assignment in patrol, she will take the initiative to write parking citations or mark abandoned vehicles for towing.

She is described as having stellar integrity and an impeccable work ethic.  Norma has the respect of her supervisors and peers.  Everyone knows that they can count on her to help them with any evidence work, and she will not complain about the extra effort.  She is well liked and is proficient in all jobs that she is assigned to do.

Work knowledge at a community-oriented agency such as ours includes knowing the community personally.  Because Norma was raised and resides in Woodland, she is very familiar with the city.  She is involved with and wholeheartedly supports the school, sporting, and music activities of her two children – daughter, Andrea and son, Jorge.