MADERA — Madera County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Amy Roussell was awarded the prestigious 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award by the Madera County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s (Jan. 7) first board meeting of 2020. Corporal Roussell was recognized for her outstanding work overseeing the boat operations unit in Bass Lake.
Roussell, a long time Madera County resident, is assigned to the Bass Lake boat unit, where, according to MCSO Sherrif Jay Varney, she has implemented a “proactive, safety-minded atmosphere, which includes holding boating safety classes and giving presentations throughout the community.”
Varney also said Roussell has sought out the best equipment to replace an aging boat fleet, which now consists of two new boats with a utility boat on order and two personal water crafts. “This fleet is utilized to help ensure the safety for all on and around Bass Lake,” the sheriff said.
Roussell has also become a drug recognition and boating under the influence (BUI) expert. She implemented an enforcement policy for boating under the influence and has investigated several boating accidents as well as boating under the influence incidents leading to arrests and charges being filed.
Roussell has also successfully written grants for oil spill/ hazardous waste cleanup materials for Bass Lake.
“We thank Corporal Roussell for her loyal service, outstanding leadership and dedicated professionalism, and congratulate her on this well deserved honor,” Sheriff Varney said.