Recently, the department implemented an Officer of the Month program. 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 May 2018, we would like to congratulate Officer B. N. Jones (2nd Platoon) and Officer Sylvia Brooks (Community and Youth Engagement) for a job well done and their selection as our first officers of the month!
Officer B. N. Jones has been recognized by her supervisors as someone “always willing to step up and take action” and who encourages others to do the same. On May 16, 2018, there was an armed robbery call with shots fired inside of the business at 116 Watson Street. Officer Jones responded to the area and observed the suspect vehicle, obtained information on where the suspects were, and helped organize responding officers/investigators. Due to her efforts, and those of the responding officers, five (5) individuals were charged with the robbery. Officer Jones is a 13 1/2 year veteran of the department having served time as a community police officer and as a patrol officer during that time span.
Officer Sylvia Brooks was recently selected as our first Youth Engagement Officer for the Danville Police Department. Officer Brooks has worked tirelessly since she was selected for the position, setting up the first Youth Engagement Day in Purdum Woods Apartments and organizing our first-ever Youth Summer Camp which is starting in June. Officer Brooks’ work will bring us closer to our youth and continue to build trust in our community. Officer Brooks is a 23 year veteran of the department having served time as a patrol officer and as a school resource officer before assuming her new duties with Youth and Community Engagement.