Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thirty-Eight (38) New Officers Added to the Prince George’s County Police Department
Prince George's County Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton told recruits, “A career in law enforcement is never to be entered into lightly. It takes a great deal of forethought and courage to choose a career field that often requires you to run towards trouble instead of away from it; to place yourself in harm’s way in order to protect the lives of others. Police officers are truly a special breed.”
Chief Hylton continued by urging the graduates to perform their duties with professionalism, compassion, respect and dignity. He said, “Our department operates from a community-based perspective, and it is essential to those we serve that we truly listen to and actively participate in the community. We police from the mind and from the heart.”
Awards to Session #116 graduates for outstanding achievement and performance were made to the following graduates:
Chief’s Leadership Award
Officer Tara Mattingly – Prince George’s County Police Department
Sergeant Joseph K. Brown Award for the Top Scholastic Achiever
Officer Peter Johnson - Prince George’s County Police Department
Rodney G. Chaney Award for Outstanding Student Officer
Officer Darryl Jones, Jr. - Prince George’s County Police Department
Steven F. Gaughan Memorial Award for Achievement in Criminal Law Award
Officer Jumeye Akinwole - Prince George’s County Police Department
Sergeant Robert J. Talbert Memorial Award for Physical Fitness (Male/Female)
Female– Officer Melissa Line - Prince George’s County Police Department
Male-Officer Terrence Garrett - Prince George’s County Police Department
For further information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at 301-772-4710.
Photos courtesy of the Prince George's County Police Department
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