NEW GARDEN — The Southern Chester County Regional Police Division held its annual awards ceremony on Could 12 in Landenberg.
The occasion was held on the New Backyard Township municipal constructing on Starr Highway.
Close to the shut of the ceremony, Police Officer Riley Miller was given the celebrated 2021 Commissioners Award.
In addition to officers from New Backyard, the mayors of West Grove and Avondale had been additionally current for the particular Southern Chester County Regional Police Division occasion.
“These are troublesome days for legislation enforcement,” mentioned Police Officer Justin Busam throughout a presentation on Nationwide Police Week, which returns this yr from Could 15 to Could 21.
Sixty years in the past, again in 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed Could 15 as Nationwide Peace Officers Memorial Day and at the moment additionally enacted the first-ever Nationwide Police Week.
“Bear in mind their sacrifices every day,” Busam mentioned to the various members of the general public in attendance.
The Southern Chester County Regional Police Division, which spans New Backyard, West Grove and Avondale, has 4 core values: human life, integrity, justice and obligation.
“The Southern Chester County Regional Police Division exists to protect life and property, to implement the legislation, to unravel our communities’ issues and to guard the best of all residents to dwell in a protected, peaceable surroundings,” reads the company’s mission assertion.
In the course of the Thursday night awards ceremony, New Backyard Township Stephen Allband delivered opening remarks and introduced that on Could 13 there could be a candlelight vigil to honor fallen officers.
Reverend Annalie Korengel delivered the invocation.
The occasion additionally paid tribute to the Kennett Space Rotary Membership for its ongoing help.
Chief Gerald Simpson delivered a speech on command and management.
“We maintain ourselves accountable,” mentioned Simpson.
“The mission by no means modifications,” the chief mentioned.
All through his remarks, he addressed the law enforcement officials immediately.
“Thanks very a lot on your service,” Simpsons mentioned.
9 law enforcement officials had been acknowledged with DUI enforcement awards. In 2021, there have been 127 DUI arrests by the division within the area.
Moreover, 4 officers took their oath of workplace throughout the ceremony, administered by the Honorable Matt Seavey.
After the ceremony ended, the household of Police Officer Riley Miller joined the chief for a couple of celebratory photographs.
The Commissioners Award is given annually to a police officer in recognition of outstanding and commendable service.