Santa Ana Police Department Advisory:
City Manager Paul Walters receives the Orange County Bar Foundation’s Sammy Award
The Orange County Bar Foundation’s “Sammy” award is given each year to a recipient who has contributed greatly to the Foundation to assist in best serving the youth and families of Orange County. The “Sammy” is dedicated in loving memory of Robert Sam Barnes who was a longtime supporter and friend that contributed greatly to Orange County families and their youth.
Santa Ana City Manager Paul M. Walters was honored to accept the 19th Annual Robert Samuel Barnes Award. The Santa Ana Police Department is a long time community partner and supporter of the Foundation. As part of their commitment to promote positive youth development, the City of Santa Ana has partnered with the Foundation for over 20 years by making direct referrals of juvenile first-time offender cases directly to the SHORTSTOP and Stop Short of Addiction programs.
Walters has spent 23 years at the helm of Santa Ana’s police department and is a pioneer in community-oriented policing. His belief in forming partnerships with the community to address the causes of crime and reduce the fear of crime has been a model for success for over the past thirty years.