Officer of the Month
Officer of the Month
The Danville Police Department implemented an Officer of the Month program in 2018. Each month, Chief Scott Booth asks supervisors assigned to the Operations Division to select an officer that has gone “above and beyond” in the performance of his or her duties and write up a brief synopsis detailing those efforts. The members of the command staff then meet, review the submissions, and make a selection. The same process is also followed for the Services Division, and an officer assigned to a unit other than Operations is selected as well.
For the month of June, I would like to congratulate the following officers for their selection as the Officers of the Month:
Officer C.L. Jackson
On June 5th, 2019, Officer C. L. Jackson responded to a call of a male pushing a Walmart grocery cart in the area of the Pleasant View Apartments. He located the grocery cart behind Deluxe Pawn on Westover Drive. The male subject had fled carrying vacuum cleaners. Officer Jackson followed up with employees at the Pleasant View apartments, the Trophy Shop and Deluxe Pawn. During these follow-ups, he learned the identity of a suspect and obtained warrants for felony shoplifting and obtaining money by false pretenses. Officer Jackson also gained intelligence that the same suspect, along with other unknown suspects, has been stealing from Walmart for approximately one month. There have been no further incidents since he gained this information and set in motion an investigation into a possible shoplifting ring. Officer Jackson is to be commended for his work on this case. Outstanding work!
Corporal S.S Brooks
In June of 2019, as the Youth Engagement Officer, Corporal S. S. Brooks planned and led the 2nd annual Youth Police Academy. This year was unique from last year because there were far fewer officers available to assist. Corporal Brooks coordinated with other Danville Police Department personnel, city departments and businesses to staff the academy. She made it happen for the second year in a row by securing sponsors; she did not have a budget from the city. Another standout from this year were the 11 cadets from last year who returned this year as youth leaders. Ultimately, 37 cadets graduated from the three week academy. The academy is bound to have a lasting positive impact on the lives of the youth and brought the community together in many ways as evident from the many spontaneous gifts and donations from businesses and citizens. This program invests in a bank of goodwill as we continue to build trust with our community. Corporal Brooks’ hard work and dedication were instrumental in the success of the Danville Police Department’s 2nd annual Youth Police Academy. Good job!
Please join me in congratulating our officers of the month for June 2019!
Scott C. Booth
Chief of Police