The Washington Township Police Department presented the 2022 Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards at the December meeting of the Washington Township Board of Trustees.
School Resource Officer Logan Miller received the Officer of the Year award.
“Officer Miller has worked tirelessly to build rapport with students and has established a balance between holding students accountable while also demonstrating that he cares for their overall well-being,” Police Chief Michael Thompson said.
“Indian Lake students are learning how to interact with police officers in a positive manner, which will pay dividends for society for years to come.
“Officer Miller also immediately immersed himself in professional development opportunities to further his knowledge of School Resource Officer best-practices and safety protocols to ensure safety of staff and students.”
Butch and Cheryl Dilbone, both Washington Township residents, were honored with the Citizen of the Year award.
Mr. and Mrs. Dilbone were instrumental in the passage of the most recent Washington Township Police Department tax levy, Chief Thompson said.
“They tirelessly walked the streets, knocked on doors and educated residents on the proposed tax levy. Their efforts led to the tax levy passing by nearly 70 percent.
“Cheryl and Butch are always ready to step up and help out wherever they can. They are true pillars of the Washington Township community.”