Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan presented the Excellence in Service Award to Undersheriff Kevin Hoch of the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office for his work in responding to and investigating domestic abuse cases. Pictured (front, from left) are Debra Ho’on, Legal Secretary, Antrim County Prosecutor’s Office; Tammy Rozgowski, Antrim County Victim Coordinator/Credentialed Advocate; James Rossiter, Antrim County Prosecuting Attorney; Hoch; Sheriff Dan Bean, Antrim County Sheriff’s Office; Jamie Weaver, Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan Advocate.
Undersheriff Kevin Hoch of the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office earned an Excellence in Service Award for his work responding to and investigating domestic abuse cases.
Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) recognizes law enforcement officers with this annual award in the five counties they serve as part of October’s National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. Award recipients demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of the complexities of domestic violence.
Other honorees for the 2022 Excellence in service award included: Deputy Mark Hazen, Emmet County Sheriff’s Office; Assistant Police Chief Dan Mercer, Boyne City Police Department; Deputy Daniel Stacks, Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department; and Trooper Joseph Duff, Michigan State Police Gaylord Post.
Undersheriff Hoch said he was honored to receive the award and thanked the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan for the recognition and for the services and resources they provide to community members impacted by domestic abuse.
During Hoch’s nearly three decades with the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office he has served as a road deputy, detective, sergeant and undersheriff. He’s also held positions such as field training sergeant, administrative sergeant, road patrol division supervisor, dive team leader for Northern Michigan, accident investigation supervisor, and attended basic investigator school, among other duties.
Hoch deserves recognition according to Sheriff Daniel S. Bean, who said, “Kevin has been a positive role model for this office. He has always had a great work ethic and the heart for victims of domestic violence.”
Tammy Rozgowski, Victim Coordinator and Credentialed Advocate with the Antrim County Prosecutor’s Office said, “Undersheriff Hoch is a strong pillar of our community and well-deserving of this award. He offers the utmost care, kindness and selflessness toward victims of crime.”
Jamie Weaver of Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan is familiar with Hoch’s work through her advocacy work with survivors of domestic abuse.
“Undersheriff Hoch has been a great resource to our community in many ways. He has worked with survivors of domestic violence for more than 27 years; his work ethic and his victim-centered, community-centered focus help keep our families and communities safe in Antrim County,” Weaver said.