Ventura Police Officer of the Year

Detective Acquarelli is a crime fighter in every sense of the word.

Congratulations to Detective Michael Acquarelli for being selected as the Office of the Year for the Ventura Police Department. He has served Ventura for 13 years. During that time, he has received the Medal of Valor for his heroic life saving actions during a critical incident and he was selected as the SWAT Team Operator of the Year in 2015 and 2018. As an officer, he has worked patrol, served as a field training officer and served as a detective in the street crimes unit.

He was promoted to Corporal in 2017. During his service as a Patrol Team Corporal and Field Training Officer (FTO), he set the tone for the team. He serves as a role model in the FTO program. He motivates and works with his fellow team members to help everyone achieve their full potential.He was selected and currently serves as the Corporal in the Special Enforcement Team assigned to Gang Investigations. He is an instructor at the Police Academy. The learning domains he instructs are Criminal Law and Search and Seizure.

He leads the Ventura Police Department’s active shooter and gun violence response training for the department and the community. He often gives active shooter presentations to businesses and church groups.

Corporal Michael Acquarelli is a crime fighter in every sense of the word. He is a problem solver, mentor, teacher, team player and trainer. He works hard and gives his very best to everything he does. He has devoted his life to serving and protecting our community.

We congratulate him for a job well done!

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