Oldham County Presented the
"Officer of the Year award at its annual Christmas banquet.
The Officer of the Year Award for 2008 is granted for outstanding
achievement by an Officer that brings credit to the Department and which
involves performance well above and beyond that which is required by an
Officer's basic assignment.
The criteria includes, but is not limited to, attendance, productivity,
letter(s) of merit, organizational commitment, sustained community
involvement, judgment, decisiveness, sensitivity and leadership.
This year's Officer of the Year Award is presented to Officer James R.
James Brown joined the Oldham
County Police in November, 2003 becoming the 60th person to take the oath of
office. James is the only officer that the Oldham County Police sponsored
while attending the Kentucky Police Corps, ultimately graduating with honors
from the program.
As a county police officer, James is currently the only Spanish speaking
officer. He serves as a public information officer while remaining involved
in patrol and other crime prevention activities. He has served as a member
of the bike patrol and honor guard. He participated in various training
classes and has received numerous commendations.
James remains a very active part of the Oldham County Police Citizens
Academy which is a program that provides information to Oldham County
citizens allowing them to make informed judgments about the criminal justice
system. James participation in this program has helped dispelled common
suspicions and misconceptions and increased police-community cooperation.
Obviously, James has mastered a variety of skills since becoming an Oldham
County Police Officer. He is, without question, a highly effective team
player who strives to continuously make the Oldham County Police Department
a model for policing nationwide. For his continued commitment and loyalty
to the mission of the Oldham County Police Department, Officer James R.
Brown is your 2008 Police Officer of the Year!