The Precinct 4 officer of the month for December 2016 is Officer Elder.
During the month of December Officer Elder led his shift in enforcing traffic law violations, clearing 9 serious traffic cases and issuing 123 pieces of traffic enforcement. Officer Elder also led his shift in arrests and case clearances. He cleared 3 felony cases with 5 felony arrests, 4 misdemeanor cases with 5 misdemeanor arrests, and he made 75 formal business checks. The majority of this enforcement was proactive.
Just one example of Officer Elder’s proactive enforcement is a traffic stop he made on December 21. During the stop he detected the odor of marijuana which led to a search of the vehicle. During the search he discovered a handgun concealed under the passenger seat that he determined was stolen 2 years earlier out of the Cockeysville precinct. He discovered that one of the occupants had an open warrant, and ultimately arrested all 3 occupants after determining that all were legally prohibited from possessing a firearm due to prior felony convictions.
Officer Elder’s supervisor describes him as consistently hard-working, proactive, and a producer of quality police work. Officer Elder is commended for a job well done in December.