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December 4, 2022, was a very special night for the Ozark Police Department – our 7th Annual Awards Banquet. This event allows The Chief of Police and his Command Staff to formally recognize members of the department and community for their exemplary service.
The Civilian Service Award is given for the performance of an outstanding act of service by a civilian, for saving a human life, or substantially aiding a police officer in his or her duty.
The First Line Supervisor / Executive Development Ribbon is awarded to an officer who successfully completes the First Line Supervisor course. A gold star is awarded for successful completion of Executive Development.
Awarded for honorably serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces; one star is attached to the Military Service Award for each combat service in a U.S. military Campaign.
The Unit Commendation is awarded to any division, squad, unit, or group of individuals that achieve a commendable act in the line of duty.
The Administrative Commendation is given to department personnel who submit a device or method adopted by the department to increase efficiency in administrative or tactical procedures; or for innovating a valuable and successful program in the area of community affairs.
The Honorable Service Award is awarded for a credible act in the line of duty by the officer that meets some, but not all, of the requirements for other medals, or for an act that showed initiative, innovation, and accomplishment by the officer.
The Exceptional Service Award requires a highly credible accomplishment by an officer that brings public acclaim to himself or herself, to the department, or to the police profession.
The Meritorious Service Award is a highly unusual accomplishment by the officer, where under adverse conditions with some degree of hazard to life and limb of the officer, death or injury to a third party is prevented.
The Lifesaving Award is given for the act of saving/prolonging a human life by the officer through the prompt and alert action of the officer, or with some degree of hazard to the life or well-being of the officer.
Left: Captian Derek Hill, Officer Brandon Marsillo, Corporal Brad Redden, Lieutenant Ben Deutscher
Left: Captian Derek Hill, Officer Thomas Richardson, Officer Josh Wahl, Lieutenant Ben Deutscher
Left: Captian Derek Hill, Officer Miranda Monroe, Lieutenant Ben Deutscher
The Chief’s Award is awarded by the Chief of Police for a high degree of dedication and professionalism by the officer/member that shows a continuing commitment to the department, and sets worthwhile standards for fellow officers/members to follow.
Left: Chief Justin Arnold, Sergeant Trevor Spencer
Left: Chief Justin Arnold, Corporal Greg O’Neil
Left: Chief Justin Arnold, Officer Austin Ponder
This is the highest possible award that can be earned by personnel at the Ozark Police Department. The recipients are selected by the Chief of Police for the demonstration of an exceptionally high degree of dedication and professionalism throughout the year that shows a continuing commitment to the department, and sets worthwhile standards for fellow peers to follow.
Back Row: Lieutenant Jared Drye, Chief Justin Arnold, Captian Derek Hill, Lieutenant Ben Deutscher Front Row: Corporal Justin Brown