TRPD Officers Jones and Nodine recognized for DUI enforcement.
On April 2, 2014 law enforcement agencies from across South Carolina were recognized by the SC Department of Public Safety Office of Highway Safety for our efforts to reduce impaired driving in 2013 in the 9th annual DUI Enforcement Recognition Ceremony. Awards were presented in several categories and the following three were presented to the TRPD, which had a total of 77 DUI arrests in 2013:
"DUI Silver Hero" award for 25-49 or more DUI arrests: Officer Jeremy Jones
"DUI Bronze Hero" award for 10-24 DUI arrests: Officer Matt Nodine
The TRPD as a whole was also awarded a Watch Guard digital in-car video camera for our entire agency's impaired driving enforcement efforts this past year.
Please join with us in congratulating these officers and everyone here at the TRPD who contributed to keeping our community safe from impaired drivers for another year.
TRPD names employees of the year for 2013.
At the City's Christmas party, the TRPD presented its annual "officer/civilian team member of the year" awards to Officer Jeremy Jones and Communications Specialist Mary Cutler, respectively. Since 2006, the police department members have nominated their fellow employees for these prestigious awards, and the winners' plaques are displayed in the lobby of City Hall for the following year.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of these well-deserved awards as you read a few of the comments submitted by their co-workers.
"...works hard, is on time, doesn't call in sick...helpful to both co-workers and the public...Jeremy routinely conducts multiple DUI cases per week with quality investigation and knowledge...Jeremy is a bright and knowledgeable officer...deserves this award because of his commitment to this agency and the people, [his] integrity, and [his] servant's heart...committed to TR and its people, whether citizens or visitors...takes the extra time to check businesses' or churches' doors for security...Jeremy is the best. He comes in ready to go every day...has taken on special projects and has always shown he gives 110%...he is proactive and has a level head...continues to be a "can do" guy whenever something needs to be done...a pleasure to be around and [he] takes great pride in his job...has risen to [become] a great DUI hunter with quality work from the stop to the report."
"...Mary is an all around great asset to the department...always displays a cheerful and "can do" attitude...ready and willing to help us in any way she can...a joy to work with...takes her job seriously and goes above and beyond...always stays busy and focused on her job...very professional...continually looking into ways to make Dispatch look better [and] run more efficiently...officer safety is a big concern for Mary and she works very hard at keeping us safe and well-informed...a dedicated hard worker...well organized and she keeps the Communications area very neat and clean...a veteran 911 dispatcher who does an excellent job for the TRPD."
Local businesses refuse to sell alcohol to minors.
The TRPD would like to express public gratitude to several local retailers for their efforts in reducing underage drinking in Travelers Rest.
As a member agency of the Greenville County Alcohol Enforcement Team, the TRPD sent an undercover operative into several retail establishments on September 27 to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. To sell to this person would have been a violation of law as this person is underage. We are very happy to report that six businesses inspected by Officer Nodine checked the operative's ID and refused to complete the sale. Those businesses are Spinx, Wills #2, Save-A-Lot, Molinas, Walmart, and CVS.
Please congratulate these businesses in their diligence in ensuring that our youth do not have easy access to alcohol in Travelers Rest.