Portland Police Lt. Janine Roberts has been named the winner of the city’s 2013 Robert B. Ganley Award.

Roberts was chosen because of her 28 years on the police force and efforts on community-based initatives, partnerships and collaborations, the city said in a release announcing the award. The city said she has been a training officer, evidence technician, crisis negotiator and Homeland Security coordinator for the police department, as well as working with more than a dozen charitable organizations and events.

According to the release, Roberts has more than 120 letters of appreciation in her file and was named the Maine American Legion’s Officer of the Year in 2009.

The award is given to a city employee who “best exemplifies the dedication exemplifies the dedication, knowledge, and passion for municipal public service” which characterized Ganley’s life. Ganley served for 14 years as Portland’s city manager and died in 2000.

Roberts will be presented with the award at a ceremony on Jan. 30.

Edward D. Murphy can be contacted at 791-6465 or at:emurphy@pressherald.com