Employee Recognition

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 December, I would like to congratulate the following officers for their selection as the Officers of the Month:

Officer C.W. Elgin

Officer, C. W. Elgin

Officer of the Month

Officer C. W. Elgin - On 12-26-2019, he responded to a callreference a possible assault witnessed on social media.  Officer Elginresponded and upon his arrival on the scene, he heard a commotion inside andwithout hesitation, made entry alone. He witnessed a physical assault, actedquickly and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was charged withburglary with the intent to commit assault and battery. Officer Elgin's swiftresponse without a doubt prevented further injury to the victim.  OfficerElgin's ability to take the initiative makes him stand out.  Officer Elginexemplifies what it means to be a team player. Officer Elgin is a dependableofficer who you can always count on to complete tasks. Great work!.

Detective, J. A. Amos

Specialty Officer of the Month

Detective J. A. Amos  – A robbery occurred on 12-14-19. The victim was going to his vehicle when an armed suspect approached him, demanding a ride. The victim feared for his life, so he complied. The suspect demanded to be driven to several locations. The suspect took money from the victim before running away. The victim was not injured.  Detective Amos conducted a thorough investigation, identified the suspect and obtained a warrant for robbery.  The suspect was apprehended a short time later by patrol.  Detective Amos is willing to work outside the designated work hours to get the job done. Whether he is the lead investigator or assisting on a case, he works with equal enthusiasm. Outstanding job!

 

 Please join me in congratulating our officers of the month for December 2019!

 Scott C. Booth

Chief of Police 

Officer J.A. Amos

Supervisor of the Quarter

The Danville Police Department implemented a Supervisor of the Quarter program in 2019.  Chief Scott C. Booth asked supervisors in the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant, to select a supervisor that has performed “above and beyond” his or her job duties and to write a brief synopsis detailing those efforts.  The members of the command staff then meet to review the submissions and make a selection.

Lieutenant E. D. Land

Lieutenant E. D. Land

During the 4th Quarter of 2019, she discovered a social media thread concerning multiple overdose victims. She reached out to witnesses who could provide invaluable information and convinced them to speak to law enforcement. Lieutenant Land notified her supervision and special investigations of the widespread overdoses. Due to her initiative and documentation, the investigation into this problem was started, potential victims were saved and the suspects were being pursued. During the same quarter, Lieutenant Land offered to have some of the officers on her shift assist another platoon allowing an officer to be with his family during a family emergency. Additionally, Lieutenant Land suggested that crime prevention flyers be developed and disseminated in area shopping centers for the holiday season to offset potential larcenies and other holiday-related crimes. The idea became a reality with positive results.

Great work!

Please join me in congratulating our supervisor of the quarter for the 4th Quarter of 2019!

Scott C. Booth
Chief of Police