Chief Michael Kallai CLEE Award
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 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
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
- 2017 Chief Keith Torbet, CLEE, Wauseon PD
- 2016 Chief Paul Denton, CLEE (ret.), The Ohio State University PD
- 2015 Chief Joseph Morbitzer, CLEE, Westerville PD