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.

For the month of September, I would like to congratulate the following officers for their selection as the Officers of the Month:

Newby, J.H.

Officer, J. H. Newby

Officer of the Month

In September of 2019, Officer J. H. Newby  followed up on a report of a stolen utility trailer that contained about $8000 worth of lawn equipment.  He developed information and located the stolen equipment.  While looking for the equipment, a stolen All-Terrain Vehicle, six push mowers, three air compressors, two grinders, two weed trimmers, two chain saws, a power drill, and a circular saw were also located. An additional stolen All-Terrain Vehicle from Caswell County, North Carolina was located.  The suspect was arrested for grand larceny. Because of Officer Newby’s dedication to the job and attention to detail, he was able to locate the stolen property from the original case as well as clear at least three other cases involving large property thefts. Officer Newby is an asset to the Danville Police Department and is always looking to improve his job performance and serve the citizens of Danville better.  Good job!

Detective, B. G. Langley

Specialty Officer of the Month

In September 2019, Detective B. G. Langley began an investigation into a series of burglaries, larcenies, and malicious damage. Langley identified and charged four juveniles with the crimes.  At the same time Langley identified a suspect committing a series of larcenies from vehicles. Numerous felony warrants were obtained and served on the suspect. There have been no other incidents of larcenies from vehicles in that area of the city since the arrest.   Between the two investigations, Langley took out 13 warrants and 68 juvenile petitions.  As a member of the Property Squad in the Detective Division, he has taken a lead role in several investigations and has worked with equal enthusiasm on all of them. Langley’s hard work and willingness to coordinate with other units played a major part in bringing both investigations to a positive resolution with the arrest of the responsible parties. Outstanding work!


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


Scott C. Booth

Chief of Police 

Langley, B.G.