MARTINSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officer of the Month

October 2019

Patrolman Dalton Condo

Patrolman Dalton Condo has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for October, 2019.

One of MPD’s newest members with 10 months on the job, Officer Dalton Condo is already making a positive impact and becoming highly respected by his fellow officers and members of the community.  Dalton has built a reputation as a self-motivated, hard-working, and proactive police officer and his activity speaks for itself.  During the past 2 ½ months alone, Condo’s activity has included:  185 Traffic Citations, 97 Traffic Warnings, 21 Criminal Citations, 2 Criminal Warrants Obtained, and 20 Physical Arrests.  

In announcing Patrolman Condo as this month’s award recipient, Chief Maury Richards states that, “Officer Dalton Condo displays the very best of the Martinsburg Police Department.  He’s a team player who is highly productive, enthusiastic, and mature.  Dalton has exceptional decision-making skills, is excellent in engaging with people, and has the ability to keep cool under pressure.  Dalton Condo has been a great addition to our Department.”


            “Officer Dalton Condo displays the very best of the Martinsburg Police Department…Dalton has exceptional decision-making skills, is excellent in engaging with people, and has the ability to keep cool under pressure.”                                                                                                                           Chief Maury Richards


Deputy Chief George Swartwood also recognizes the hard work of one of MPD’s newest officers.  “Officer Condo is an outstanding young officer with a strong work ethic.  He is energetic, professional, and courteous.  Dalton is respected by the members of our community for his friendly demeanor, fairness, and willingness to mentor young people,” Swartwood says.     

“Officer Condo is an outstanding young officer with a strong work ethic... Dalton is respected by the members of our community for his friendly demeanor, fairness, and willingness to mentor young people.”                                                                                  

Deputy Chief George Swartwood


“I love this job,” says Officer Condo.  “I get to work with the greatest police officers and do something new every day.  MPD is an awesome place to work and the most fun that I’ve ever had on a job, by far, Dalton adds.  Condo says that, “The opioid epidemic has taken a terrible toll on families and our community and I want to be part of doing something to make a positive change.  MPD is doing great things and making a real difference.  I was working with Officer Roberts recently and ran into a family of an overdose victim we had responded to.  They came over to thank us for how we treated them and tried to help.  That tells you a lot.” 

Patrolman Condo is proud of MPD.  “We have the best Department and it’s headed in the right direction.  The Drug House Ordinance is great.  Almost all crime stems from drugs and getting drug dealers out of these places has reduced crime and made neighborhoods better.  I hear community feedback all the time and people love it.  They will come up to me and say, ‘Good work.  You’re making this a better place.’  That’s a great feeling.”  Officer Condo believes that reaching out to young people is really important.  “In today’s world, there’s so much negative media coverage of the police that a lot of kids are growing up to not like us or trust us.  So, going into these schools is huge.  I’ve seen a big change with these kids.  Once they get to know the police, they’re happy to see us.”   

For Officer Condo, working with a team is essential.  “I’m having a great time,” says Condo, “but I owe so much to my fellow officers, especially the veterans who are helping me learn the job and make such a positive work environment—teamwork is what it’s all about.  And, we can’t wait for our new building to be finished.  That is going to be fantastic!”

            “I love this job.  I get to work with the greatest police officers and do something new every day.  MPD is an awesome place to work… I want to be part of doing something to make a positive change.  MPD is doing great things and making a real difference…I hear community feedback all the time  and people love it.  They will come up to me and say, ‘Good work.  You’re making this a better place.’  That’s a great feeling.”                                                                                                                                                        Patrolman Dalton Condo


Sergeant Justin Harper is a member of Patrolman Condo’s Shift and said, “Dalton Condo is a new officer who comes to work every day with enthusiasm to work hard, learn new things, and help his fellow officers,” states Harper.  “He does a great job following through on his investigations; always goes above and beyond basic expectations; and is polite, professional, and effective.  Dalton has become one of the most active young officers on the force.  He’s a team player who can always be counted on to get the job done and going to have a great career with MPD,” Sergeant Harper adds.     

           

            “Dalton Condo is a new officer who comes to work every day with enthusiasm to work hard, learn new things, and help his fellow officers…Dalton has become one of the most active young officers on the force.  He’s a team player who can always be counted on to get the job done and is going to have a great career with MPD.”                                                                                                         Sergeant Justin Harper  

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

He is awarded Officer of the Month for October 2019.  Congratulations Dalton!


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 Dalton Condo