On September 13, 2022, Sergeant Andrew Fifield #9014 and Senior Corporal Jose Bernal #9000 were awarded the Officers of the Month Award by the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee. A ceremony and dinner were held in their honor at the East Dallas Masonic Lodge.
Sergeant Andrew Fifield, the recipient for the month of September, has been a member of the Dallas Police Department since January 10, 2007, and the Domestic Violence Unit since January 1, 2014. The caseload each detective maintains is tremendous and they must be highly organized, able to multi-task, and emotionally tough to handle the types of cases they investigate. Sergeant Fifield has always been up to the challenge of taking on new tasks, such as being the designated Sexual Assault investigator for the unit, presenting the unit cases to the Grand Jury, teaching at the citizens and police academy, attending community engagement events, and has recently recorded a PSA for the unit.
Sergeant Fifield has shown himself to be committed and dedicated to the department and the citizens he serves. He strives to make himself available and assists in any way he can. He recognizes problems, determines the best solution, and works with his supervision to solve them. Sergeant Fifield continuously volunteers his time to assist with training as well as other necessary commitments of the Domestic Violence Unit.
Congratulations Sergeant Andrew Fifield!
Senior Corporal Jose Bernal, the recipient for the month of November, is a United States Marine Corps veteran who served his country honorably for four years (1992-1996) and achieved the rank of Corporal. He was hired by the Dallas Police Department on November 15, 2006, and has worked at several stations including Northwest, Southwest, and Central.
In 2018 Senior Corporal Bernal was awarded Field Training Officer of the Year and in 2020 was awarded the Meritorious Commendation for the arrest of five aggravated robbery suspects after a high-speed multi-agency pursuit. Furthermore, he made the arrest of the highly televised 17-year-old suspected serial killer who was wanted out of Tarrant County and Bexar County for Capital Murder.
During his time with the Dallas Police Department, Senior Corporal Bernal has been awarded 88 Letters of Commendation and two Police Commendation Bars. Currently, at the Central Patrol Division, Senior Corporal Bernal has had the highest sector activity at 112%.
Senior Corporal Bernal is committed to a philosophy of teaching and training with the understanding that to be a good teacher you must be a good role model.
Congratulations Senior Corporal Jose Bernal!