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justin collins 

Justin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Badge of Honor Association. He brings 14 years of active law enforcement experience to his role. In this position, Justin oversees day-to-day operations and works with the executive team to set and implement the organization’s strategic vision. 

Justin is the founder of the Badge of Honor and for the first decade he has overseen all of the organization’s development, outreach programs, marketing and volunteer recruitment. In the past 10 years, Justin has implemented more than 40 events, erected more than 100 memorial sign honoring fallen officers across Western and Central New York, and also developed the Badge of Honor marketing/social media campaigns. He has also established the successful Badge of Honor clothing line to drive awareness and support surrounding the foundation. Under Justin’s leadership, the Badge of Honor Association has grown from Monroe County New York to cover 28 counties across Western & Central New York and has raised thousands of dollars for officers involved in critical incidents and the children of Officers who have died in the line of duty. Justin is also the creator behind the Policeman’s Ball, an annual event honors men and women involved in critical incidents and provides a platform for them to share their stories. This event began as 400-person party and has grown to have more than 20,000 attendees in the past decade. 
 
Justin is also a Sergeant with the Rochester Police Department. He has spent 14 years with the Rochester Police Department in both unique and challenging positions. Before being promoted to Sergeant in 2010, Justin worked in some of the most dangerous areas of the city’s West side. He worked both as a patrol officer and as a member of the Gang unit as well as the Tactical unit and he also worked as the department Public Information/Communication officer. Today Justin is assigned as a Supervisor in Technical Services Section where he oversees numerous administrative units of the Rochester Police Department.

Continuing his passion to help the law enforcement profession 2016 saw Justin start his own company as he co-founded Police Exam Career Prep. A program that was established to help area young men and women navigate and prepare for through the hiring process of becoming police officer. Justin’s continued dedication to the police brotherhood and communities they serve has resulted in him receiving numerous awards. With the Rochester Police department, Justin has received 11 Excellent Police Officer awards and was named Officer of the Month four times. In addition, Justin has been honored by his department for leadership with Dr. Samuel Macree award for leadership and community service. Just has also been honored by numerous community group to include the Rochester Rotary Henry Jensen award for leadership and community engagement and most recently, in the spring of 2016, Justin received the ESL Jefferson award for leadership.

“Now more than ever police officers need our support and I am excited that our organization’s programs exists and are growing so we can provide that support.”

 

Mark DAVITT 

Mark is the Founding President of ConServe, a company focused on accounts receivables management, for over 30 years. During his years of experience, Mark has been active serving the ACA, The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, serving as President, Chairman of the National Legislative Council, member of ACA's Agency Certification Committee and ACA's Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. Mark was inducted as a member to the Rochester Business Hall of Fame in 2015. Mark is looked up to as a leader and role model, not only at ConServe and in the collections industry, but also in the community. 

In November, Mark and ConServe were honored with the National Philanthropy Day Award for Outstanding Corporation. Mark has been with the Badge of Honor for the past 3 years and we are honored to have his support for law enforcement, as well as serving on the Badge of Honor Association's Board of Directors. 

JOHN LOVE

John Love is the Vice President / Executive Manager of Bob Johnson Chevrolet, the Nations #1 retailer of new Chevrolet Cars and Trucks. In addition to the three GM dealerships, he is also the managing partner of multiple Websmart Auto used car dealerships as well as Bob Johnson Nissan dealership; all of which are part of a seven-store dealer group.

John has always been a supporter of law enforcement. In his spare time John is a volunteer Peace Officer with the Greece Special Police. He specializes in background investigations and Officer Training. He has played an important role with the Badge of Honor Association for the past three years. He was a major sponsor of the “We Honor, Do You?” campaign and Badge of Honor’s plan to expand across Western and Central New York in 2015.

In addition, John Love has donated financially to the annual Policeman’s Ball for the past three years, and last year was the Title Sponsor.

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN LOVE

John Love is the Vice President / Executive Manager of Bob Johnson Chevrolet, the Nations #1 retailer of new Chevrolet Cars and Trucks. In addition to the three GM dealerships, he is also the managing partner of multiple Websmart Auto used car dealerships as well as Bob Johnson Nissan dealership; all of which are part of a seven-store dealer group.

John has always been a supporter of law enforcement. In his spare time John is a volunteer Peace Officer with the Greece Special Police. He specializes in background investigations and Officer Training. He has played an important role with the Badge of Honor Association for the past three years. He was a major sponsor of the “We Honor, Do You?” campaign and Badge of Honor’s plan to expand across Western and Central New York in 2015.

In addition, John Love has donated financially to the annual Policeman’s Ball for the past three years, and last year was the Title Sponsor.

 

Press Coverage

Local converge of the Badge of Honor Association events, programing, and sign dedications.

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