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.
Below are the Officers of the Month for February 2019.
On February 04, 2019, Officer J. S. Stadler responded to a larceny call where the suspect took items totaling well over $1,000.00. He viewed the surveillance video and was able to develop a suspect vehicle. The next day he observed the vehicle, made a traffic stop and was able to retrieve several of the stolen items. The suspect was arrested and it was determined he was responsible for several larcenies of this type in the region. Officer Stadler took a vested interest in his assigned area and put in the time and effort to address this crime. This was another example of Officer Stadler’ s hard work and dedication to duty. He is a highly motivated officer and he is to be commended for his actions on this case. Good job!
On February 07, 2019, Detective Corporal C. K. Newcomb investigated an armed robbery on Cabell Street. The suspects assaulted the victim and then produced a handgun and demanded his property. Detective Newcomb conducted several follow up interviews and in coordination with the Crime Scene Search Unit and the Criminal Investigation Unit identified a suspect. Detective Corporal Newcomb was able to develop probable cause, obtain warrant and the suspect was arrested. Detective Corporal Newcomb’s interview skills, investigative ability, willingness to coordinate with other units, along with his tireless efforts lead to the arrest of the person responsible for this violent criminal act that victimized a member of our community. Outstanding work!