On May 31st, the Noon Rotary presented an award to Sgt. Ted Roberts for Noon Rotary Officer of the Year. Sgt. Roberts was nominated for this award for a variety of reasons, his years of service and commitment to the Department and his fellow Officers.
One thing that has stood out is that Ted has been a part of our Defensive Tactics program for the Police Department for the past 16 years. However, over the last few years and being head of the program, he has taken it to a new level by designing, coordinating and implementing a measurable standard for his cadre of instructors and for each member of the department.
Sgt. Roberts has effectively integrated more reality based and decision-making based training for all our sworn staff. Additionally, Sgt. Roberts did this in addition to his regular assignments as a sergeant in Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations.
We often talk about and point to the legacy that each of us has an opportunity to build throughout our lives and in our careers. In this case, Sgt. Roberts has made personal investments in each of our sworn officers, in our culture, and in the quality of the service that we will provide for years and years to come.
Feel free to congratulate Sgt. Ted Roberts on a well deserved award!