Illinois State Police recognize two local employees
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Illinois State Police District 20 Commander, Captain Bob Elliott announced that Trooper Brandon Douglas was selected as Illinois State Police District 20 Trooper of the Year for 2011 and recently represented District 20 as a candidate for the Illinois State Police Officer of the Year in Springfield.
Trooper Douglas began his Illinois State Police career in June of 2006 after serving a year in Iraq as a Military Police Officer. Upon completion of his training at the Illinois State Police Academy, He was assigned to Pittsfield, District 20 patrol.
Brandon served a year on District 20's Special Enforcement Team and displays exemplary leadership and work ethic. He has been recognized by the Illinois Department of Transportation for his efforts in DUI, Speed and Occupant Restraint enforcement. Trooper Douglas remains committed to supporting the Departments' goals and objectives of reducing traffic fatalities through aggressive enforcement of the "Fatal Four" traffic violations and Drug Arrests.
Trooper Douglas serves as a role model to the youth of the community. He coaches soccer and T-ball and also is involved in the Mounted Angels handicap horseback riding program. He displays strong family values, as well as, a dedication and commitment to his assignment and profession. Brandon resides in Pittsfield with his wife and their two children.
TC Sarah Barker was selected as District 20 Telecommunicator of the year. Sarah recently represented District 20 as a candidate for Illinois State Police Telecommunicator of the Year award at ceremonies held recently in Springfield.
Telecommunicators nominated for the award must display a combination of the following qualifications and characteristics:
outstanding contribution in the area of assignment;
exceptional knowledge and ability to complete job functions; initiative to expand knowledge through attendance in college courses or seminars;
civic contributions; and professional appearance and demeanor.
Telecommunicators are critical to every aspect of public safety. They ensure the safety of officers and citizens of Illinois by serving as a communications lifeline. Sarah has displayed exceptional job knowledge and communication skills. Her outstanding contributions in assignments ensure officer safety as well as providing the citizens of Illinois with the highest level of service which they deserve.