Master Officer Jason Slodysko continues to be one of the most productive and active members of the department's Evening Shift. Consistently and throughout this previous year, Officer Slodysko reached outside his scope of responsibilities to improve the performance and effectiveness of other police officers in this agency, as well as the images of the James City County Police Department and profession of law enforcement at-large.
MPO Slodysko worked diligently for 9 months to realize the acquisition of body cameras for patrol officers, with the goal of providing an evidentiary tool to benefit criminal prosecutions, protect individual and department liability, and serve as a useful tool in field training. Further, he developed training to assist officers with how they should handle situations when they find themselves being video recorded by citizen encounter at calls for service.
MPO Slodysko coordinated a community event during major holidays whereby children of all ages were given toys and reading materials. This brought a smile to many children's faces and improved relationships between our department and citizens.
MPO Slodysko also readily takes on additional responsibilities on his shift and is relied upon to serve as an Officer-in-Charge in the absence of supervisory personnel. His dedication to his duties and his competence in his work performance make him an ideal candidate for this award. He exemplifies the County values of integrity, collaboration, excellence and stewardship in all the work that he does.
A consummate team player, Master Officer Jason Slodysko is awarded as James City County's 2014 Officer of the Year.