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Mar 30, 2016

Rural Eastern Division Incentivizes Police Officers to be Professional

Edward Broaster

An initiative to incentivize officers attached to Rural Eastern Division was launched earlier today in Ladyville.  The top twenty-five men and women in law enforcement working within that jurisdiction will receive an additional five hundred dollars at the end of the year for executing their assigned duties with utmost professionalism.  It’s a partnership between the public and private sectors to enhance the relationship between the police department and the wider community.  ACP Edward Broaster explains how the Professional Development Fortune Five Hundred works.

 

ACP Edward Broaster, Commander, Rural Eastern Division

“We are launching a program called the Professional Development Fortune 500.  This will entail all officers of Rural Eastern Division to be very courteous and professional to the public.  I know this is something that the public has been clamoring for a very long time and we at Rural Eastern Division are embarking on ensuring that it will happen.  We have a public/private partnership where we had raised twelve thousand, five hundred dollars and that is sponsored by two entities.  Our officers at the end of the year, we will have twenty-five officers of the Rural Eastern Division who will be receiving an award of five hundred dollars for their performance in professionalism and discharging their duties effectively and engaging with the public with little or no complaints.  We have been training our officers to act professionally when interacting with members of the public in whatever capacity: on the beat, in the office or on the telephone and we are encouraging them to say their names, the station they come from, bid the individual the time of day, and also what engagement they intend to do with members of the public.  I think this is something that has been long overdue and we certainly are going to be pushing it.”

 

Each officer will be assigned a ticket which they will use to fill out during their interaction with the public.

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