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.
Below are the Officers of the Month for January 2019.
Detective P.B. Bailey
On January 03, 2019, Detective P. B. Bailey investigated a burglary on South Boston Road. As a result of Detective Bailey’s investigation, the suspect was charged with burglary and obtaining money by false pretense.
Officer S. R. Keatts
On January 25, 2019 Officer S. R. Keatts arrested a suspect for DUI and felony child endangerment. Officer Keatts’ rapid response the driver was stopped without incident and he potentially saved the lives of the children involved and other citizens
Officer K. S. Hardin
On January 12, 2019, Officer K. S. Hardin responded to a call reference the welfare of several dogs outside in extreme weather conditions. Officer Hardin made contact with the Humane Society and together they were able to provide a kennel for the dogs and keep them out of the elements.