On Thursday, May 17, 2012, the Police Department held its annual Awards Ceremony recognizing many officers for their continued high levels of service and dedication to safety in the community. Citizens and other County employees that have been supportive of the Department’s efforts towards community safety were also recognized. Senior Officer Todd Dill was named Officer of the Year.
Over the last year Senior Officer Todd Dill has provided exemplary service to the Police Department and its citizens. He performs his many duties as a crime prevention officer, including: bike patrol, mentoring at-risk students, coordinating neighborhood and business watch programs for his assigned zone, and providing presentations to various groups and businesses on crime prevention topics. In addition to these duties, Officer Dill is consistently assisting other officers, both in his assigned unit, as well as assisting patrol officers when needed. He goes above and beyond his normal assigned duties and sets a positive example for all. In late 2011, Officer Dill coordinated the Department’s first "Shop with a Cop" program in an effort to brighten the holidays for underprivileged children. In order to raise money for this worthwhile event, Officer Dill organized a Shred-A-Thon where citizens could bring documents to be destroyed as a way to help protect against identity theft and fraud. The event was very successful and raised approximately $2,400 in donations that was used to help children designated by Social Services to buy much needed clothing and toys during the holidays.
Officer Dill also has for the last 3 years initiated and coordinated a car show that has collectively raised almost $10,000 for Project Lifesaver. The show is becoming more popular each year, with $3,400 being raised during the car show last month. The Project Lifesaver program is a free service offered to those citizens that suffer from a disease that may cause them to wander away and become lost, such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Autism. It provides first responders a manner in which to track these citizens in the event that they do become lost.