The Statesboro Police Department recently held an awards and recognition program at the department honoring the men and women of the department.
Below are the Statesboro Police Department awards:
Chief’s Awards for Excellence 2021
Rookie of the Year:
Officer Jasmyn Perez-Mace
Supervisor of the Year
Captain Andrew Samples
Officer of the Year
APO Jacob Stansell
Leader of the Year
Captain Jared Akins
Communications Officer of the Year
Detective of the Year
Detective Katie Reese
Support Person of the Year
(civilian award – non sworn)
Awards and Recognitions:
APO Jacob Stansell
Appointed as an Assistant Team Leader on SWAT
Corporal Nick Davis
Earned his POST Supervisory Certificate
The Supervisory Certificate is awarded to currently employed full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who possess an Intermediate Certificate, have earned a minimum of sixty semester units at an accredited college, served for a period of two years as a first-level supervisor and who have completed the Supervisory Course.
APO Chris Daughtry
Earned his POST General Instructor Certificate
When one receives their POST General Instructor Certification this allows them to become certified to train other personnel in their local jurisdictions.
Sergeant Jake Saxon and Captain Andrew Samples
Completed the two year Georgia Police Command College through Columbus State University. This intensive program earned both of these officers a Master’s Degree as well as their Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Management Certificates.
Officer Arion Waters
Recognized with the Meritorious Service Award for his work intercepting DUI drivers in 2021. Officer Waters detected and arrested more than 100 individual DUI drivers during the year, accounting for more than 60% of the total number of DUI arrests recorded by SPD. Detecting and arresting drunk drivers keeps our roadways safer and helps to prevent tragedies.
Promoted to the rank of Captain and is assigned as the Bureau Command
“Captain Samples was promoted due to exceptional merit. His skill level, technical competence, motivated attitude, and professional and personal education have earned him this promotion. I have great confidence that Andrew will do a fantastic job,” said Mike Broadhead, SPD Chief.
Detective James Winksey retired after 25 years of service
Grice Connect salutes and congratulates the SPD officers and staff members on their accomplishments. We watch them work daily to protect and serve our community in extraordinary ways.