Griffitts Award
 

 

2019 Award Presentation

The Rotary Club of Miami presented the Griffitts Award to Detective John Calabrese, City of Miami Police Officer of the Year for 2019.  For the last 52 years, the Rotary Club of Miami has recognized the Police Office of the Year.

Mrs. Helen Witty, CEO of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) was recognized with the Distinguish Citizen Award 2019

2018 AWARD

An important event every year for the Rotary Club of Miami is to present the Miami Police Department Officer of Year Award.  This year (2018) the deserving recipient goes to Officer Bennett Williams.  We are proud to have given this award every year since 1968, funded thanks to a donation from Dr. Jack Griffitts.  The award was presented by Norm Kassoff, Past Club President.

2017 Award.

On an annual basis since 1968, the Rotary Club of Miami has been awarding $1,000 to an outstanding officer of the Miami Police Department.  The award was created and funded by a generous contribution from Dr. Jack Griffitts, a successful Miami physician. 

The Griffitts Award is presented annually in late December to the Officer of the Year of the Miami PD by the Rotary Club of Miami.  The 12 candidates each year are all recipients of the Miami PD Officer of the Month award.
 
December 2017:
Lt. Lazaro Alfonso, winner of the 2017 Griffitts Award, is congratulated by Jessica Dean, Granddaughter of Dr. Jack Griffits, founder of the Griffitts Award. Also shown, President Phil Seipp.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2016:

 

 

December 2012:  Congratulations to Brandon Lanier and Joaquin Perez, winners of the 2012 Griffitts Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2012:

Congratulations to Brandon Lanier and Joaquin Perez, winners of the 2012 Griffitts Award.

 

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December 2011:  
The Rotary Club of Miami presented Detective Dexter McGahee with the annual Griffitts award at the Hard Rock Cafe in Bayside.  The Griffitts award recognizes the City of Miami Officer of the Year.  
Shown here are President Elect David Anderson, Marlo McGahee, Dexter McGahee and Griffitts Chairman, Norman Kassoff.