Jill Gallihugh Distinguished Alumni Award
The Jill Gallihugh Outstanding Alumni Award was developed in 2005 to showcase academy graduates who are leaders in the law enforcement community. It recognizes professional and scholarly achievement, and is presented to a person who has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the welfare of the entire community served by Delta College. Jill Gallihugh retired after 25 years of dedicated service to Delta in 2006, and played an integral part in the success of the academy.
Photo: From left to right Mike Wiltse, Director; Robert (Bob) Stevenson, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP); Jill Gallihugh; Captain William Gutzwiller, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office; and Galvann Smith, Academy Coordinator.
Captain William H. Gutzwiller of Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office received the Jill Gallihugh Outstanding Alumni Award during the recent commencement for the 91st Delta College Police Academy graduation December 2012.
Captain Gutzwiller has been employed with the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office since 1983, starting as a part time support deputy working in the jail and law enforcement divisions. He was hired full time into the Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office in 1987. Captain Gutzwiller attended the Northeastern Police Academy at Delta College that same year to become a sworn Deputy Sheriff.
Captain Gutzwiller has attended numerous schools and training seminars throughout his career with the Sheriff’s Office and since 1995 has been an active instructor for the Northeaster Police Academy at Delta College. His specialty of instruction includes pepper spray, mock interviews, and prisoner searching and prisoner care and custody topics. Captain Gutzwiller has also instructed in the topics of Excited Delirium and Designer Drugs with Mott Community College since January of 2011.
- 2012 – Captain Gutzwiller/Sgt David Saad
- 2011 – Sheriff John Wilson/Lt. Casmir Miarka
- 2010 – Chief Tom Tober
- 2009 – Lt Matthew Schooley/ Chief Kerry Posey
- 2008 – Sheriff James Bosscher/Sheriff Jerry Nielsen
- 2007 – Chief Brian Booker/Chief Gerald Runde
- 2006 – Sheriff Kent Tibbits/Undersheriff Arnold Burns
- 2005 – Chief Don Pussehl