The Precinct 8 Officer of the Month for January 2017 is dually awarded to both Officer D. Jackson #5207 and Officer R. Kenion #4808.
Officer Jackson takes pride in seeing his cases through to completion and conducts thorough investigations. He cleared one such investigation that began in July of 2016 with a theft of $300 worth of jewelry. Over time Officer Jackson was able to establish a suspect and in January to obtain a warrant charging him with an additional $15,000 worth of stolen jewelry!
Officer Jackson is also a proactive patrol officer who accomplished an above average amount of self-initiated traffic violation enforcement in January, which also led to numerous additional cases and violations, including an arrest of a wanted subject driving with fraudulent registration tags. Officer Jackson is determined to keep our community safe by maintaining a visual police presence while on duty.
Officer Kenion had an equally productive month with a high level of self-initiated traffic enforcement and case clearances. Officer Kenion is a highly motivated patrol officer who takes great pride in maintaining a visible police presence in his patrol area to deter crime. Being assigned to the midnight shift he routinely conducts business checks to deter any prospective burglars. On one such occasion he located a broken glass entry door to a business on Harford Road. Officer Kenion was able to determine that no access had been gained and nothing else had been destroyed or stolen. Due to Officer Kenion’s diligent patrol efforts it is likely that the suspect fled prior to gaining entry to avoid detection.
In another incident Officer Kenion was actively patrolling when a description of a robbery suspect was disseminated. He began actively searching the area when he encountered a subject who matched the description of the robber. When he initiated contact with the subject the man fled the scene but was eventually apprehended and charged with crimes unrelated to the robbery. However, this subject turned out to be known by officers for prior criminal contacts relating to thefts from autos. It is believed that Officer Kenion interrupted this criminal’s plans for the evening, keeping our citizens’ property safe and secure.
Officer Kenion is a consistently self-motivated proactive officer, who can also dependably act within the role of an official supervisor, as well as an unofficial leader to newer officers on his squad. He takes pride in the performance of his duties and is an exceptional representation of a true police officer.
To both Officer Jackson and Officer Kenion, congratulations, and thank you for making the Baltimore County Police Department one of the best in the country!