Dalton Police Department Year-End Honors Announced

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Dalton Police Department’s annual employee awards were announced at the agency’s Holiday Dinner at Ryman Hall. The awards ceremony capped the event which was held Friday night.

The Officer of the Year was Detective Jason Thompson, a member of the department’s drug unit.  The Non-Sworn Employee of the Year was Betty Nix, who is a records technician.  Both the Officer of the Year and Non-Sworn Employee of the Year awards are nominated and voted on by agency members. 

In addition to those honors, there were several honors selected by the agency’s supervisors. The Division Commanders Award is presented to an outstanding employee in each of the police department’s divisions.  In the Patrol Division the honoree was Officer Jason Robinson.  In Criminal Investigations, the Division Commander’s Award went to Detective Chris Tucker.  In the Support Services Division, the award went to records technician Vickie Vess.  And in the Administration Division, Chief Jason Parker selected Assistant Chief Truman Whitfield as the honoree. 

The department’s Leadership Award was presented to Sergeant Matthew Locke, the operations supervisor in the Criminal Investigations Division.  The Innovation In Police Services Award went to Lt. Chris Cooke.  And the PTO Award, given to an outstanding Patrol Training Officer went to Officer John Edwards.  


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