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Chief Michael Kallai CLEE Award

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Chief Mike Kallai, spent his entire career with the Barberton PD. He was a friend of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. He passed away suddenly while on vacation with his family during the summer of 2010. Chief Kallai was a graduate of the PELC program, and he was active in the PELC Alumni program among several other committees in law enforcement.

Chief Kallai graduated from the CLEE program in CLASS IX and was appointed to the CLEE Advisory Board shortly after graduation. He was in the middle of his second three-year term on the CLEE board when he passed away unexpectedly.

Chief Kallai was a strong advocate for the CLEE program and actively worked on the board to strengthen CLEE and to ensure its stature for years to come through his work to create a sound financial future.

Chief Kallai was active in his community, serving as a varsity assistant wrestling coach at Wadsworth High School as well as being in integral part of numerous other community activities and events.

Following his untimely death, the CLEE board established the Chief Michael Kallai CLEE Award to be presented each year at graduation to recognize one of the graduates who performed exceptionally in the CLEE academics as well as had an established record of community involvement, as did Chief Kallai.

 

Chief Richard Bosley CLEE XX, Avon PD
Presents Kallai Award to
Asst. Chief Deano McNeil, CLEE XXI, Notre Dame College PD

“Chief Mike Kallai, Barberton PD, where he spent his entire career, was a friend of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and passed away suddenly while on vacation with his family during the summer of 2010. Chief Kallai was a graduate of the PELC program, was active in the PELC Alumni program among several other committees in law enforcement. Chief Kallai graduated from the CLEE program in CLASS IX and was appointed to the CLEE Advisory Board within a few years after graduation and was in the middle of his second three year term on the CLEE board. Mike was an advocate for the CLEE program and actively worked on the board to strengthen CLEE and to ensure its stature for years to come through his work to create a sound financial future.

“Chief Kallai was active in his community, serving as a varsity assistant wrestling coach at Wadsworth High School as well as being in integral part of numerous other community activities and events.

“Following his untimely death, CLEE board established the Chief Michael Kallai CLEE Award to be given each year at graduation to recognize one of the graduates who performed exceptionally in the CLEE academics as well as has an established record of community involvement as did Chief Kallai.

“Today we are pleased that Mrs. Jennifer Kallai, of Wadsworth, and her son, Zak, are with us as we present the Chief Michael Kallai CLEE Award. Please stand to be recognized and we thank you for attending today.

“The CLEE XXI class recipient is Assistant Chief Deano McNeil, Sr. Notre Dame College Police Department. Please come forward, Assistant Chief McNeil. Chief Mitchell, please come forward at this time as well.

“Assistant Chief McNeil holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University, and a Masters of Public Administration degree with Honors from American Military University.  He began his law enforcement career in 1980 when he served as a military police officer in the United States Marine Corps. In 1987, he joined the Brunswick Hills Police Department as a patrol officer. He advanced up through the ranks to lieutenant. In 2009, he joined the Notre Dame College Police Department as the Assistant Chief and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.  Assistant Chief McNeil is a graduate of the 19th session of the Police Executive Leadership College.

“Like Chief Kallai, Assistant Chief McNeil is active in his community. He has served as a volunteer soldier with the Ohio Military Reserve since 2003. The Ohio Military Reserve is a volunteer component of the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department and serves under the governor as commander in chief. Its primary mission is to provide a mission-ready civil support and sustainment brigade to support the state’s emergency support during natural or manmade disasters or other threats to homeland security. He holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, and has served as the commander of the Ohio Military Reserve Training Academy.

“We congratulate you, Assistant Chief McNeil, and hope that this award will continue to inspire you to continue your service to your profession and community as a Certified Law Enforcement Executive throughout your career.  Chief Jeffrey Mitchell is assisting me in presenting the seventh annual Chief Michael C. Kallai Award. Congratulations, Assistant Chief Deano McNeil.”

Chief Michael Kallai CLEE Award Recipients

2017 Assistant Chief Deano McNeal, Sr., CLEE, Notre Dame College PD
2016   Chief Richard Bosley, CLEE  Avon PD
2015   Captain Cynthia Brooks, CLEE  Lake Co. Sheriff’s Office

2014    Sergeant Agostino L. Micozzi, CLEE Akron PD
2013    Lieutenant Paul J. Scowden, CLEE Westerville PD
2012    Lieutenant Brian C. Uhl, CLEE Springfield Twp. PD
2011    Lieutenant Terence McHugh, CLEE  Cleveland PD

Dr. Ray Miller CLEE Alumi Leadership Award

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Dr. Ray A. Miller served as the program director for the Certified Law Enforcement (CLEE) program for ten years (2004-2014).  He passed away in June 2014 after a two-year courageous battle with leukemia.  Dr. Miller exemplified the core values of CLEE throughout his highly accomplished life. He was a strong believer in giving to the community. He was an active member of his church and of The Ohio State University Alumni Association.  His contagious smile and affirming pronouncement that “Life is Good!” touched so many in the law enforcement community and beyond.

The CLEE Advisory Board developed the Dr. Ray A. Miller Alumni Leadership Award to be given annually at the Chiefs Inservice/Annual Conference to an active CLEE graduate who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in his local community and to the law enforcement profession.

Dr. Ray Miller CLEE Alumni Leadership Award Recipients

2016    Chief Paul Denton, CLEE (ret.)   The Ohio State University PD
2015    Chief Joseph Morbitzer, CLEE   Westerville PD