I would like to congratulate Officer Michael Reichert for being named Officer of the Month for April 2011. Sergeant Chuck Mackin nominated him for this award.
Officer Reichert continually reflects the proactive and innovative philosophy of law enforcement followed by the Collinsville Police Department. He has demonstrated this by his aggressive approach to drug trafficking in the area.
Officer Reichert had 166 total incidents with 6 arrests and 7 citations in 13 working days. In addition to this he had 3 self initiated significant incidents that are very worthy of praise.
On 4-15-11 Officer Mike Reichert was performing proactive drug interdiction at Fed Ex and discovered a suspicious package. The package contained two pounds of cannabis. A controlled delivery was initiated with the assistance of another agency and the package was delivered to a Madison County address where two suspects were arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis.
Again on 4-21-11 Officer Reichert was at Fed Ex again and discovered another suspicious package. The package contained two pounds of cannabis. Another controlled delivery was initiated by the Collinsville Police Department. The Package was delivered locally and this time three suspects were charged with Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis.
Astonishingly on 4-26-11 Officer Reichert again discovered a suspicious package while at Fed Ex. The package contained one pound of cannabis. An investigation was opened and two suspects identified. Charges are pending against the two suspects.
Officer Reichert is very deserving of recognition for his diligent work this past month and I again congratulate him for being chosen as Officer of the Month for April 2011.