MARTINSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officer of the Month

December 2019

Patrolman Ethan Anderson

Patrolman Ethan Anderson has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for December, 2019.

One of MPD’s newest members with 11 months on the job, Patrolman Anderson is proving himself to be a hardworking, steady and effective officer.  His recent enforcement activity speaks for itself.  During the past 2 ½ months alone, Anderson enforcement activity has included:  130 Traffic Citations, 153 Traffic Warnings, 13 Criminal Citations, and 30 Physical Arrests.  

“Patrolman Anderson is one of MPD’s newer members and the latest addition to our Shift,” says Lieutenant Justin Darby, Patrolman Anderson’s Shift Commander.  Lieutenant Darby adds that, “Ethan stands out as an enthusiastic young officer who’s dependable, eager, and willing to learn.  Ethan is polite and respectful with both citizens and coworkers.”  “Officer Anderson is already establishing a solid reputation as a self-motivated worker and a solid member of our team.  Last month he led the entire Department with more than 100 traffic citations and warnings.”

“Ethan stands out as an enthusiastic young officer who’s dependable, eager,and willing to learn…Officer Anderson is already establishing a solid reputation as a self-motivated worker and a solid member of our team.”   

                                                                               Lieutenant Justin Darby   


Upon being presented with the Officer of the Month Award, Officer Anderson was quick to recognize his fellow officers.  “This is a great honor but no one can do this job alone.  I’m learning so much from the officers I work with on my Shift.  They’re great and make it fun to come to work every day.  MPD is the best department around—I’m proud to wear this uniform,” says Anderson. 

Teamwork and our Department’s focus on solving drug and crime problems are important to Patrolman Anderson.  “Everybody works together, backs each other up, and we always try to have a plan.  The Drug House Ordinance is great.  People love it and it’s something that my Shift focuses on every day.  If we can shut down a drug house, we know that we’re going to stop a lot of crime,” states Officer Anderson. 

“This is a great honor but no one can do this job alone.  I’m learning so much from the officers I work with on my Shift.  They’re the best and make it fun to come to work every day.  MPD is the greatest department around—I’m proud to wear this uniform.”

                                                                           Patrolman Ethan Anderson 


MPD Chief Maury Richards and Deputy Chief George Swartwood both recognized Patrolman Anderson’s award and achievement.  “Ethan Anderson is everything we want to see in an MPD officer,” says Chief Richards.  “He loves his job, wants to help people, and is determined to make a difference.”  Deputy Chief Swartwood describes Officer Anderson as, “an outstanding young officer.”  “Ethan is hardworking, enthusiastic, and committed to become the best officer that he can be.  He’s already a valuable member of the MPD Team and will only get better.”               

Through his exceptional dedication, commitment, and effective work in representing the Martinsburg Police Department and serving our community, Patrolman Ethan Anderson has demonstrated a level of excellence far above normal requirements and expectations. 

He is awarded Officer of the Month for December 2019.  Congratulations Ethan! 


 


Officer of the Month Award

MPD is recognizing on a monthly basis, both sworn and non-sworn Department members who distinguish themselves by exemplary work and actions beyond the requirements of normal assignments and which represent the highest standards of policing and community service in the Martinsburg Police Department.

The Officer of the Month Award will be granted to a Department member or members whose performance of duty during a specific month was characterized by such exceptional professional skill that it merits recognition by the entire Department.

Criteria to be considered includes outstanding work that: Is varied and challenging; greatly affects people from all walks of life; improves community conditions and quality of life; furthers the ideals and values of the Martinsburg Police Department; achieves significant impact on public safety or crime reduction; resolves problems; brings credit to the Department; demonstrates leadership, initiative, and exceptional professionalism; improves police service to the public; or in other ways advance the goals of MPD.

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Patrolman Ethan Anderson