Rushville Republican


February 8, 2013

RPD officers honored

RUSHVILLE — Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker presented three awards Tuesday recognizing the endeavors of Assistant Chief Todd Click, Officer Alex Shaver and Officer Brent Campbell.

Rushville Police Department General Orders authorizes the Chief of Police to issue a certificate to any member of the Rushville Police Department for an outstanding accomplishment which has resulted in improved administration and improved operations, where the recipient has gone above and beyond the requirements of his normal assignment to contribute to a more effective and efficient police service.

“During the majority of 2012, Major Click facilitated a complete rewrite of the Rushville Police Department Policy and Procedure Manual. This proved to be a daunting task that required countless hours of reviewing current law enforcement standards and facilitating the writing of policy and procedure that would conform to those standards and still be applicable to the Rushville Police Department.

“Major Todd Click’s dedication to this project has greatly improved the administration and operations of the Rushville Police Department. His conduct during this endeavor has been above reproach and his attitude remarkable. Major Click has carried himself in accordance with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and his Oath of Office. Major Click’s proactive approach to this project has been very valuable to the furtherance of the goals and objectives of the Rushville Police Department. For his efforts, I hereby issue the Chief of Police Award to Major Todd Click,” Chief Tucker stated during Tuesday’s meeting.

Major Click is the first officer to ever receive this award. It was developed in 2011.

Two other awards were presented to officer who had attended the meeting under the impression they were there to support the swearing in of RPD’s newest officer Michael Gerrish. Instead, Chief Tucker issued two commendations in recognition of the events of Jan. 18, 2013.

“Officer Alex Shaver and Officer Brent Campbell, while on routine patrol, discovered suspicious activity afoot at the Rushville Walmart. Officer Shaver and Officer Campbell initiated surveillance on several suspicious subjects which they quickly observed were possibly stealing items from local establishments. Upon further inspection, Officer Shaver and Officer Campbell observed the items in question to be the precursors necessary for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Officer Shaver and Officer Campbell divided their efforts while performing surveillance and began checking the suspects’ background information.

“After obtaining a search warrant, its execution led to the arrest of six individuals with lengthy criminal records, several of whom are previous violent offenders. As a result of the search warrant, methamphetamine labs and precursors were located along with methamphetamine. All of this was within 1,000 feet of a daycare as well as a local school.

“Officer Shaver and Officer Campbell’s response and proactive approach led to a thorough investigation that placed several meth-makers and users in jail. Officer Shaver and Officer Campbell developed a strong case for prosecution and assisted in curbing the local drug problem by utilizing minimal information and building probable cause using excellent policing tactics. For these actions, Officer Alex Shaver and Officer Brent Campbell are to be commended,” said Chief Tucker.

In addition to this commendation, the remaining officers who took part in the subsequent investigation following Officer Shaver and Officer Campbell’s initial investigation will be given a letter of recognition.

“The event held a high degree of difficulty and presented great potential for injury, and our officers performed flawlessly. I was very impressed and pleased,” Tucker added.

Additional officers recognized were: Patrolman Alan Wombolt, Patrolman Brent Horton, K9 Officer Michael Ervin, Patrolman Charles Tate and Lt. Randy Meek.

Chief Tucker also noted that several members of the Rush County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Indiana State Excise Police assisted with this investigation. These included Sgt. Terry Drake, Deputy Matt Hedrick, Deputy Doug Keith and Lt. Monty McMahan from the Indiana Excise Police.

Contact: Melissa Conrad @ 765.932.2222 x107


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