Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – The crème de la crème of Coahoma Community College’s Police Department were recognized Monday morning during a special awards breakfast.
Director of Campus Safety Leon Williams along with CCC police officers came out to the event, hosted in the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union, to recognize them for their hard work and dedication.
“I really appreciate what you’re doing everyday, and I just wanted to take the time out to say thank you,” said Williams. “We work all year round covering basketball games, football games, Rick Ross concerts, cheerleading events, choir concerts and you all stand up to the challenge like it’s not a problem at all.”
During the program, the top honor was awarded to Captain Terry Glasper, who was recognized as Officer of the Year. Glasper received a plaque commemorating the honor as well as a $100 bill. He was also pinned by Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones.
“This is an officer that rises to the top. You all are doing a good job, but we want every officer to model the way this officer conducts business,” said Williams.
Other officers recognized with plaques for their outstanding dedication and service were Captain George Brown and Captain Lawrence Johnson. Dispatcher Teresa Hooker and Director of Enrollment and Student Services Karen Done received special awards for their service to the police department. Each officer also received a gift bag.
During the event, CCC Chief of Staff Jerone Shaw served as the keynote speaker. Shaw used the opportunity to address each of the officers and thank them for their commitment to keeping the campus of Coahoma Community College safe.
“I just want to extend appreciation from the college at-large for the services you all provide,” said Shaw. “To be rated among the Top 5 safest colleges and universities in the state is quite and accomplishment. Chief Williams we appreciate you leadership. …Even our new officers here have joined right in in making this a great campus for our students.”
Coahoma Community Sheriff Charles Jones also gave remarks.
“You all make my job easy. We’re getting less calls out here and that tells me that people are respecting what you do,” said Jones. “It takes a special kind of person to work on a campus in law enforcement. You all are unique. You’re making a big difference.”
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