Congratulations, Police Officers of the Year!
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Newark Police Officers Cpl. Greg Micolucci, Cpl. Adam Mease and Cpl. William Smith were recipients of the 2014 Police Officer of the Year award from the Delaware League of Local Governments. The officers were nominated and received the award due to a special project the officers began in February of 2013, that garnered them national recognition.
The project, called the “Police Trading Card” project, worked as follows: the police officers worked for eight months to collect the funds from area businesses to raise the amount needed to create the trading cards. The cards were like baseball cards, except they included the photos and biographies of Newark’s Police. The cards were then distributed to school students in Newark and during Community Day events. This gave the officers a chance to positively interact with young students and showcase the police agency and its relationship with the community. Congratulations!