Manitowoc Noon Rotary Officer of the Year

Officer Bruce Tuma

We would like to congratulate Officer Bruce Tuma for being selected as the Manitowoc Police Department’s 2022 Noon Rotary Officer of the Year!

 Officer Tuma was nominated by his three supervisors and one of his co-workers.  Bruce was recognized for his positive attitude, excellent work ethic, composure, and professionalism.  Bruce served in the department Honor Guard, marched in numerous parades, and participated in the Stuff the Squad event to help raise food for families in need.

 In addition to his normal patrol functions, Bruce is a Field Training Officer (FTO) due to his patient demeanor and advanced job knowledge.  Bruce is always open to the challenge of training new officers.  Bruce is also often selected to take ride alongs where he is responsible for explaining our department to the citizens and criminal justice students.  Second shift patrol officers currently have an average experience of 1.08 years.  As a result, inexperienced officers often go to Officer Tuma for direction and guidance.

 Officer Tuma has been a police officer with our department since May 19, 2019. Prior to becoming an officer, Bruce worked as a Community Service Worker (CSW) Intern from 2015 - 2016. Recently, our department announced Officer Tuma as the next to be promoted to Patrol Lieutenant for his hard work, dedication, and leadership abilities.

 Congratulations Officer Bruce Tuma! 


Manitowoc Eagles Club Officer of the Year

Officer Miranda Check

The Manitowoc Police Department is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Eagles Club Officer of the Year Award is Officer Miranda Check.  Officer Check has served on the Manitowoc Police Department since June 2011 and is currently assigned as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Lincoln High School.

Officer Check was nominated by her direct supervisor who noted that Miranda has shown dedication to her job, the students and staff at Lincoln High School, and the citizens of Manitowoc. In addition to her normal job responsibilities, Miranda has donated her time to several programs such as Shop with a Cop, MPPA concert greeter, Police Cadet program, Citizens’ Academy, and housing Facility Dog Mali as needed.

In May 2022, Officer Check was nominated for the Excellence in Education Award for her role as the Lincoln High School SRO.  According to the school administration, SRO Check has done a great job building relationships and connecting with students and families who attend Lincoln High School.   Miranda also provides a vital role in ensuring the safety of both students and staff by serving as the facilitator of Lincoln’s Emergency Response Team.

 Most notably, Officer Check sponsored a Lincoln High School student who graduated from the Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy in December 2022.  Miranda continues to serve as a role model and mentor to this youth to ensure that they become a contributing and productive member of society.    

 Also nominated this year were Officer Jeremy Weber, Officer Ali Hansen, Officer Nick Place, and Lt. Cooper Schmidt.  Congratulations to all for the excellent work you do!