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 May 2019. 

Nelson, J.P.

Officer, J. P. Nelson

On May 3rd, 2019,  Officer J. P. Nelson was patrolling in the 3500 block of West Main St. when he encountered a suspicious vehicle. He made contact with the occupants and found one had an active warrant. To assist with the investigation, Officer Nelson contacted SID and K-9. A vehicle pulled into the area, and the K-9 alerted. That search yielded eight (8) packages of heroin, scales and drug paraphernalia. Additional information was developed, and Officer Nelson located one additional wanted person, some methamphetamine, a firearm, scales, and drug paraphernalia. Officer Nelson is to be commended for his work on this case. Outstanding work!

Corporal, E. G. Wilson 

In May of 2019, as the Accreditation Manager, Corporal E. G. Wilson was responsible for the department’s on-site inspection. Even though he was new and had a short time-period before the on-site visit, he took all the necessary steps to prepare the department. Even though Corporal Wilson received some assistance in preparing for the on-site visit, he lead the process. Corporal Wilson’s hard work and dedication were critical in the Danville Police Department getting re-accredited. Good job!


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


Scott C. Booth

Chief of Police 


Wilson, E.G.