Officer of the Month
Officer of the Month
For 2018, 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 July 2018, we would like to congratulate Off. B. P. Crozier (4th Platoon) and Inv. C. B. Morris (Criminal Investigations Div.) for a job well done and their selection as our officers of the month!
On July 31st Officer Crozier was dispatched to an incident involving a missing/endangered person out of Rockingham County, NC. The subject was located on the bypass driving erratically, confused and a potential danger to other motorists. Officer Crozier was able to get him safety stopped and summoned medical personnel to the scene. It was determined that the subject’s blood sugar was at a dangerously high level and he was transported to the ER. Officer Crozier’s quick thinking and calm under pressure was invaluable in bringing this incident to a positive resolution. According to his supervisors, this is typical of Officer Crozier. Officer Crozier began his employment with the Danville Police Department in 2015 and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division and is a member of the SWAT Unit.
Detective Morris has been assigned to criminal investigations since July 2017. He was the lead detective on a gang homicide from 2017 that led to two convictions in June and July 2018. On July 5th, he was the lead detective in the homicide of Allen Wright on Clement Ave. Along with great team work from other officers/detectives, Detective Morris was able to arrest a suspect for this incident within a week. Outstanding work! Officer Morris began his employment with the Danville Police Department in 2014 and has spent time in the Patrol Division and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Divisions. in addition to his investigative duties, Officer Morris is also a Certified Instructor with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and spends considerable time teaching new recruits and veteran officers as well.