2016 Officer of the Year

Officer Lewis has been proudly serving the citizens of Ozark in Ozark for the past 10 years, prior to serving in Ozark he honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

Officer Lewis contributes to the Ozark Police Department and the community we serve in a variety of ways; including being a Patrolman, Field Training Officer, Range Instructor/ Master and most recently he volunteered to be an Assistant Training Coordinator.  The contributions Officer Lewis makes to the Ozark Police Department has greatly advanced our commitment to the community we serve by providing excellent training to our new and seasoned Ozark Police Officers.

Officer Lewis displays commitment to Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS) by his willingness to do more than what is asked without having to be asked on a continual basis.  Officer Lewis was directly responsible for apprehending an Ozark man who had broken into hundreds of vehicles in the Ozark area.  Although on a routine call for service, Officer Lewis furthered a routine “Check Person” call and due to his thoroughness and attention to detail, uncovered an expansive crime spree in which the individual was responsible.  As a result of Officer Lewis’s commitment to the COPPS philosophy and his investigative ability, the Ozark Police Department was able to return stolen property to multiple victims that had been unlawfully removed from vehicles throughout the Ozark area.

Officer Lewis is respected among his peers and supervisors alike, he comes to work each day and exhibits a high degree of dedication and professionalism.  He takes the concept of “Team” very seriously and is willing to assist in any capacity needed.  His strong work ethic is noticed by his fellow officers, superiors, and the public alike.

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