MADERA — At this week’s Madera County Board of Supervisors meeting — the final board meeting of 2019 — Madera County Sheriff’s Detective Manuel Chavez was recognized with the 2019 Chairman’s Culture of Excellence Award.
Detective Chavez was nominated by the Victim Services team at the Madera County Community Action Partnership (CAPMC) for the “vital role” he plays in serving at-risk youth, not only in his duties with the Sheriff’s Office but also as a Child Forensic Interviewer.
In their nomination, the Victim Services team said: “Detective Chavez is invested in his cases. He will take the time to see each case through from beginning to end, which may look like an early morning weekend call out to a home where the abuse has been committed, investigating the scene, accompanying the child/teen victim and their family to have a medical/forensic exam done, accompanying child/teen victim and family to the hospital to obtain a medical clearance when needed, all while ensuring the victim and their family are supported by and connected to advocacy services.”
Adding to their praise of the detective’s efforts, the CAPMC Victim Services team added that Detective Chavez “is present during the child forensic interviews and takes the time to patiently and thoroughly provide the victim and family updates on the case even after-hours. Detective Chavez follows up to ensure case outcomes have been determined.”
After the award presentation from supervisors, Detective Chavez received congratulations from Madera County Sheriff Jay Varney.
“[MCSO is] proud of Detective Chavez for the work he does on behalf of victims throughout Madera County, and are grateful for the valuable professional partnerships we maintain with agencies such as CAPMC to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of our county,” Sheriff Varney said.