The Catholic Business Network of Prince George’s County (CBN-PG) proudly announces its selection of the 2016 Hometown Hero, Henry P. Stawinski III , Prince George’s County Police Chief. A lifelong county resident and a DeMatha High School graduate, his nomination as Hometown Hero was unanimously approved by the CBN-PG Board. Chief Stawinski certainly lives out the principles of his Catholic faith daily as he serves the County.
When his father was a Prince George’s County police officer and Hank was a young boy, the younger Stawinski would witness his father interacting throughout the community and would marvel at what a police officer is able to learn about human nature and human behavior by performing their job. Hank followed in his father’s footsteps and became a member of the county police department. After 23 years of service, Hank Stawinski was selected as the police department’s Chief, with unanimous approval by the County Council.
Hank Stawinski is a lifelong Prince George’s County resident. He graduated from DeMatha High School in 1986 and received his biology degree from Boston College before entering the Police Academy in the early 1990s.
In the two decades of service prior to being named police chief, he rose in the ranks of the department, serving as a homicide detective, commander of a busy district in the county, becoming deputy chief over daily operations and then interim chief prior to being named Chief of Police.
In his first month as interim chief, Stawinski was faced with addressing an investigation into an elementary school volunteer arrested on child pornography charges involving more than a dozen students as well as the slaying of a 2-year-old girl and her mother, allegedly over non-payment of child support. He is well known for his data-driven methodology, especially when it comes to analyzing crime reports. Through his leadership and emphasis on current data, the police department is now managed in real-time and can respond with appropriate resources accordingly. This leads to a much more effective operation.
After being sworn in as Chief, we have seen him perform in a stellar manner during the aftermath of the recent slaying of one of their fellow officers. He has performed his duties in stellar fashion and with the utmost care and concern for those most directly affected including the family of the slain officer and for the fellow officers that served with him.
One of the key strengths Chief Stawinski brings to the police department and to the office of chief is the strengthening of relationships not only within the department but especially throughout the entire community of Prince George’s County.
The Catholic Business Network is delighted to recognize and honor Chief Stawinski as the 2016 Hometown Hero and in honoring him, we also recognize the women and men who serve as police officers to protect and defend the citizens of Prince George’s County.
Chief Stawinski will be recognized as the 2016 Hometown Hero at the 18th Annual Awards Banquet of the Catholic Business Network of Prince George’s County on Tuesday evening, May 3, 2016 at the Greenbelt Marriott. For more information and to purchase tickets visit our Awards Banquet page.
Our Annual Crab Feast is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th. Join us for a great afternoon/evening of food, fellowship and fund-raising for our programs, which help Catholic schools and families in Prince George’s County. Buy your tickets online, no tickets will be sold at the door!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Knights of Columbus Council 2809
9450 Cherry Hill Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
Cole Slaw, Baked Beans
Beer & Wine for Purchase
COST Early-Bird Pricing: Adults $50 with advanced reservations by noon, Mon. Sept 14th ($20 under 12 yrs) Regular Price for Adults $65 for orders placed Monday 9/14 (after 12pm)- Friday 9/18 (5pm) Children under 12: $20 (No Tickets Sold at the door)
Call 202-656-1804 to RSVP and place ticket orders by phone.
Make checks payable to: CBN-PG
PO Box 615
Lanham, MD 20703-0615
Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Join us for the annual School grab-bag of monetary prizes.
First-come, first-pick from the grab-bag.
Everyone had a great time at the 2012 Crab Feast in Memory of John Solari, at the Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus, 6111 Columbian Way, in Bowie.
It was a great way to remember John Solari, a remarkable friend, brother, father, Marine, CBN-PG member, and retired PGPD officer, while helping raise funds for Catholic education.
We want to thank our Sponsors, Old Line Bank and Greenbelt Marriott who donated our raffle items, The Carousel, Laubach and Regnell Financial, PNC Bank, Zancan Press and The Humes Family for being Bushel Basket Sponsors. We also had various individuals sponsor a “CRAB”. Even our caterer, The Crab Galley, donated some door prizes.
Our raffle winners were Laurie Johnson (50″ Television) and John Kincaid (Tablet”).
With everyones help, especially those who attended we raised just a little over $5,500.
We also want to thank our student volunteers from Elizabeth Seton High School, Bishop McNamara High School and St. Columba. The students helped carry crabs to the tables. Joy Williams enjoyed helping so much last year she came back again this year.
The 2011 Crab Feast in Memory of John Solari was held Sunday, October 9, at the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council in Bowie. Proceeds help fund CBN-PG’s scholarships, which are awarded to students attending Catholic schools. Bishop McNamara, Elizabeth Seton and Dematha high schools all helped by supplying student volunteers.
Patricia Douville, a teacher at Pallotti High School and winner of the 50/50 raffle, generously donated $100 of her winnings back to CBN-PG. Other raffle prizes were an iPad 2 and a 50″ LED TV. The event featured several Bushel-of-Crab Sponsors – Ascension Catholic Church, Tony Laubach, Maggie Allman, Jim Allman, Bruce Altevogt, Lisa White, John Douville of Ackerman Security, Joe Fernandez, Lynn Loughlin Skerpon, Heather Gossart, Fr. George Wilkinson of Holy Redeemer-College Park, and Dr. Marie-Therese Oyalowo – all of whom were essential to the event’s success.
Further thanks go to the following students and family members who helped facilitate the event: Will Alberding, Roslyn Jones, Vera Hayes, Alex Kincaid, Emily Magruder, Bryanna McFadden, Lillian McFadden, Amanda Pumphrey, Stephanie Shaff, Steve Shaff, Joy Williams, Matthew Williams.
CBN-PG Board Programs Chairperson Lisa White was thrilled with the event and expressed her appreciation: “You all were magnificent! We could not do this without all of you! Thank you again for your support. Those who couldn’t be with us on Sunday, we hope that you can join us next year.”
The 2012 Crab Feast will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Save the date!