Paul Curry was honored today with the presentation of the Bud Hawkins Award at the 25th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day.
The award, presented annually, applauds an individual who has provided exemplary legislative leadership for the law enforcement community.
Paul has been involved with Law Enforcement Legislative Day since its inception in 1993. Then working as the legislative advocate for the San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department, Mr. Curry worked to increase the attendance of police chiefs at this annual event. He has not missed a single occurrence of Legislative Day.
Now at nearly 200 attendees yearly, we credit some of this event’s success with Paul.
Outside of the event, Paul’s advocacy work is unmatched.
During his time with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, he secured the enactment of nearly 80 pieces of legislation into law. All but two of those bills benefited the entire law enforcement community.
While Paul represented the Sheriff’s Department, he also represented all agencies in advocacy issues regarding child pornography, child abuse and the California Public Records Act.
Today, Paul remains active in our law enforcement community. He is the lead lobbyist for the California Correctional Supervisors Organization, as well as CEO of a publishing company that regularly donates to California Peace Officers’ Association, California State Sheriffs’ Association, California Peace Officers Memorial, and the National Peace Officers Memorial.
Previous recipients of this award include: Bud Hawkins, Al Cooper, Frank Barnes, Bob Elsber, Glen Craig, Craig Steckler, Spike Helmick, Al and Dottie Le Bas, Richard Tatum, John McGinness and many more.
California Peace Officers’ Association extends congratulations to Mr. Curry and thanks him for his years of service to our community.