Awards - Deputy of the Year

2010 Deputy Robert Franz – Mission Viejo Deputy of the Year

Deputy Robert Franz has served the citizens of Mission Viejo for the last two years. Rob is a hard-charger and makes the most of every day. In 2010, Rob made over 80 arrests and wrote over 120 misdemeanor citations. A lot of this can be attributed to the fact that Rob has arrested over 25 drunk drivers and received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) recognizing his efforts.

Rob is one of Mission Viejo Police Services’ Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLO). One of his duties as a TLO was to establish an emergency plan for some of Mission Viejo’s high risk establishments, such as Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo Mall, and the three major high schools. These plans were designed for first responders. Rob spent a significant amount of time on this project for which he should be commended.

Rob also received the “2010 Heroes With Heart” award from the Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP). He was nominated for responding to and working on an elderly male who was choking at one of Mission Viejo’s restaurants. The elderly male eventually passed away, but TIP was very impressed with the kindness and compassion Rob showed the family. For his hard work and dedication, Rob was named 2010 Deputy of the Year for the City of Mission Viejo.

2010 Deputy Tim Wayne – American Legion’s Award of Merit

Deputy Tim Wayne has served the citizens of Mission Viejo for the past six years. In September 2007, Tim was selected to be one of Mission Viejo’s School Resource Officers (SRO). He is currently responsible for Capistrano Valley High School and numerous elementary schools. As a SRO, Tim works closely with school administrators, teachers, parents, and students while conducting all criminal investigations on and off campus. He also checks on students who are frequently truant from school by going to their homes and talking to their parents. Tim regularly participates as a guest speaker and discusses with students and staff a wide array of topics such as drugs and alcohol, internet security, civil liberties, campus safety, and careers in law enforcement. He also conducts “threat assessments” and then establishes lock-down procedures and security plans specific to the school’s campus.

Tim is one of Mission Viejo Polices Services’ Terrorism Liaison Officers (TLO). He worked with two other deputies to establish an emergency plan for some of Mission Viejo’s high risk establishments, such as Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo Mall, and the three major high schools. These plans were designed for first responders. Tim spent a significant amount of time on this project for which he should be commended. For his hard work and dedication for working with the students in our community, Tim was chosen to receive the American Legion’s Award of Merit.

2010 Deputy Wayne Dixon – Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Award of Merit

Deputy Wayne Dixon has served the citizens of Mission Viejo for the past ten years. After realizing his true passion was traffic enforcement, in December of 2002, Wayne became a Mission Viejo motor officer. Wayne’s duties include traffic enforcement and investigating traffic collisions. In September of 2009, Wayne was chosen to be a motor instructor and since then, he has successfully trained nine motor officers. Wayne is also the only motor officer in Orange County who is a Mobile Field Force instructor and one of the few deputies in Mission Viejo assigned to the DUI Task Force. For his hard work and dedication, Wayne was chosen to receive the VFW’s Award of Merit.