Pendleton Chief of Police Stuart Roberts was recently awarded the Public Service Award from the Oregon Peace Officers Association (OPOA). This award is given to individuals who distinguish themselves and bring credit to the law enforcement profession by highly credible and unusual acts in the performance of public duties; such acts shall significantly rise above the expected norms of police or community service. Roberts was recognized for his work on the School Security Initiative he has spearheaded across eastern Oregon, through an agreement between the IMESD and the Pendleton Police Department.
Roberts received his award on Friday, November 4 at the annual awards banquet of the Oregon Peace Officers Association at the Spirit Mountain Conference Center in Grand Ronde, Oregon. Mark Mulvihill, superintendent of the IMESD, attended the banquet in support of Chief Roberts.