I would like to congratulate Officer Christopher Warren for being named Officer of the Month for May 2010. Sergeant Mike Nunley nominated him for this award.

Officer Warrens overall job performance in May shows a level a dedication and professionalism that is worthy of this distinction. His overall job performance and dedication is an example of the service provided by him and others to the people of Collinsville.

During the month of May, Sgt. Nunley points out; Officer Warren was extremely busy and conducted numerous Crime Free Multi Housing activities at an address that is familiar to all of patrol as a “less than desirable” location.  On Saturday, May 29 Officer Warren had 5 arrests directly related to his initiatives in this area. Also, Officer Warren had 31 arrest (6 felony), 38 traffic stops, 25 directed patrols and wrote 16 citations while involved in 174 activities for the month. 

 

In addition there is one case that stands out above the rest. Officer Warren obtained knowledge of 3 individuals involved in a conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance, through a false prescription at Wal-Mart.  Officer Warren, upon receiving the tip that the prescription was false, positioned himself at the Wal-Mart pharmacy and took the female suspect into custody after she paid for and then attempted to leave the store with the unlawfully obtained prescription.   Officer Warren arrested the suspect and was able to gain information about others involved in the conspiracy. His information led to the arrest of two other suspects. A subsequent search of their residence garnered illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia which resulted in additional charges in this case.

          Officer Warren went above and beyond a traditional arrest and investigated this case to the point of just handing it over to the Detective Division. These actions prove what can be accomplished with a proactive professional police officer.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to congratulate Officer Wilbert “Bud” Jeremias for being named Officer of the Month for April 2010. Sergeant Charles Mackin nominated him for this award.

Officer Jeremias’ overall job performance in April is a reflection of a devoted, skilled Police Officer. His work and dedication during the month of April serves as an example of the loyalty he has to the citizens, the city, and the department.

During the month of April, he generated a high amount of self initiated activity, including 3 felony arrest and a total of 75 incidents/contacts, only working patrol 7 days due to training and vacation. However, as Sgt. Mackin points out in his nomination, it is not the amount of activity that makes Officer Jeremias stand out it is his daily attitude and genuine love of the job.

 

Officer Jeremias always shows his dedication to his profession through his willingness to help others, both inside and outside the department. He has recently volunteered to assist in the neighborhood watch programs and is also the liaison for the K-9 program. Sgt. Mackin also stated he has the confidence in Officer Jeremias to make sound decisions in both emergency and non-emergency situations. He consistently displays a positive, proactive attitude toward problem solving.             

            

The dedication he displays is an example of what a dedicated officer should possess to effectively serve the community.

 

Major Thomas J. Coppotelli

 

Assistant Chief of Police

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to congratulate Officer Christopher Warren for being named Officer of the Month for May 2010. Sergeant Mike Nunley nominated him for this award.

Officer Warrens overall job performance in May shows a level a dedication and professionalism that is worthy of this distinction. His overall job performance and dedication is an example of the service provided by him and others to the people of Collinsville.

During the month of May, Sgt. Nunley points out; Officer Warren was extremely busy and conducted numerous Crime Free Multi Housing activities at an address that is familiar to all of patrol as a “less than desirable” location.  On Saturday, May 29 Officer Warren had 5 arrests directly related to his initiatives in this area. Also, Officer Warren had 31 arrest (6 felony), 38 traffic stops, 25 directed patrols and wrote 16 citations while involved in 174 activities for the month. 

 

In addition there is one case that stands out above the rest. Officer Warren obtained knowledge of 3 individuals involved in a conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance, through a false prescription at Wal-Mart.  Officer Warren, upon receiving the tip that the prescription was false, positioned himself at the Wal-Mart pharmacy and took the female suspect into custody after she paid for and then attempted to leave the store with the unlawfully obtained prescription.   Officer Warren arrested the suspect and was able to gain information about others involved in the conspiracy. His information led to the arrest of two other suspects. A subsequent search of their residence garnered illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia which resulted in additional charges in this case.

          Officer Warren went above and beyond a traditional arrest and investigated this case to the point of just handing it over to the Detective Division. These actions prove what can be accomplished with a proactive professional police officer.

 

  

 

 

 

 

I would like to congratulate Officer Melissa Cooper for being named Officer of the Month for March 2010. Sergeant Brett Boerm nominated her for this award.

Offiicer Cooper’s overall effort in March is a demonstration of the mind set of a dedicated, professional Police Officer. Her work product during the month of March serves as an example of the commitment she has to make the city a safe place to live, work and shop.

Routinely with these nominations, Officer’s are cited and commended for the quantity of their work product or high profile investigations/arrests stemming from their field activity.  Even through she did very well in these categories; there are other attributes that illustrate what a well rounded officer should strive to achieve. The quality of her police work and her job performance are examples of this.

During the month of March, she generated a total of 75 incidents/contacts, of which 44 were Self-Initiated Field Activity (SIFA).  Her activity included 9 arrests, 17 traffic stops and 13 vehicle/pedestrian/building checks.  It should be noted that all of her activity was generated while only working 10 days during the month of March, 4 days of which were spent as Acting Sergeant.   

            

The dedication she displays, even on the “mundane” calls-for-service, and her attention to detail serves as an example to other, less experienced officers to follow. One example, which may have ended differently if handled by a less dedicated officer, is a recent call-for-service she handled where a mailbox was intentionally struck and destroyed. Many officers would have responded to the call, taken the report, and carried on with the remainder of their shift. However, she conducted the necessary follow-up investigation and put in the extra-effort that all crime victims deserve, no matter how trivial the crime happens to be. Her efforts resulted in the identification of four suspects, all of which were charged with Criminal Damage to Property.  More importantly, she conveyed the message to the victim that at that time, their problem was extremely important to the Police Department. This was an example of customer service at its finest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer Hunt,

I would like to congratulate Officer Josh Hunt for being named Officer of the Month for February, 2010. Sergeant Brett Boerm nominated him for this award.

His overall effort in February is a clear representation of a proactive and skilled Police Officer. His actions during the month of February is an illustration of the commitment he has to the law abiding citizens and the City of Collinsville.     

Office Hunt handled a total of 183 incidents for the month; as well as 11 arrests. One incident stands out and illustrates his skills as a proactive police officer. He was patrolling the Idelwood Estates, an area known for drug activity, when he observed a suspicious vehicle. As he approached the vehicle he saw cannabis in plain view. He immediately ordered the driver out of the car and placed him under arrest pending further investigation. That investigation led to the fact that the driver was in possession of 67 ecstasy tablets. There was also a significant amount of cannabis found in the vehicle. These drugs would otherwise have ended up on the streets of Collinsville if it had not been for Officers Hunts progressive work.      

Officer Hunt continues to be an asset to the Collinsville Police Department and help make this department prove itself as one of the best in the area.

 

 
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