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.

Below are the Officers of the Month for April 2019. 

Woody, R.M.

Officer, R.  M. Woody

On April 11, 2019,  Officer R. M. Woody was on patrol, due to suspicious activity by some subjects, he approached a vehicle parked on the side of the street. Officer Woody had a consensual encounter and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. His investigation lead to him seizing a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun, one ounce of powder cocaine, an 8-ball of crack cocaine, scales, cell phones, $200 cash and the vehicle. Officer Woody’s keen observation and skill set were a contributing factor in helping him remove a firearm and drugs off the street. Officer Woody is in the early stages of his law enforcement career, but he has shown he has a solid foundation on which to work with to make sure he is successful. Officer Woody is to be commended for his work on this case. Outstanding work!

Officer, J. W. Martin 

In April of 2019, Officer J. W. Martin led six community engagement and crime prevention events. He was the lead in the Danville Police Department’s National Drug Take Back. He recorded a Public Service Announcement for the radio and staffed a booth at the City of Danville’s Health Fair. Officer Martin has taken the initiative to meet with several other law enforcement agencies to access their knowledge and expertise to make sure he is using best practices in the Crime Prevention field. Officer Martin applied for and was approved for a $2,000.00 grant from Sam’s Club for community engagement. Officer Martin’s self-motivation and initiative have been invaluable to the Community Engagement Unit. In his short time with Danville PD, Officer Martin has developed a reputation as an officer who will “get it done” and “do it right.” Good job!


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


Scott C. Booth

Chief of Police 


Martin, J.W.