Officer of the Month

Officer of the Month

The Danville Police Department implemented an Officer of the Month program in 2018. Each month, Chief Scott Booth asks supervisors assigned to the Operations Division to select an officer that has gone “above and beyond” in the performance of his or her duties and write up a brief synopsis detailing those efforts. The members of the command staff then meet, review the submissions, and make a selection. The same process is also followed for the Services Division, and an officer assigned to a unit other than Operations is selected as well.

Below are the Officers of the Month for March 2019. 

Merrill, W.R.

Officer W. R. Merrill 

On March 10, 2019, Officer W. R. Merrill provided assistance on the homicide of a juvenile that occurred in the 700 block of Arnett Blvd. Merrill’s assistance provided invaluable information to the Detective Division and went a long way in resolving this case. Merrill’s work on this case showcased his determination, experience, and enthusiasm. It is a job well done!

Detective Corporal R. P. Wright 

On March 10, 2019, Detective Corporal R. P. Wright assisted on the homicide of a juvenile that occurred in the 700 block of Arnett Blvd. Wright's experience provided quick data and guidance that was needed to forward the investigation quickly. Wright's technical skills were invaluable and assisted in evidence recovery. This is one example of the high level work done by Corporal Wright on a daily basis. Great work!

Please join me in congratulating our officers of the month for March 2019!

Scott C. Booth

Chief of Police 


Wright, R.P.