Employee Recognition

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.

For the month of October 2020, I would like to congratulate the following officers for their selection as the Officers of the Month:

Patrol Officer of the Month:

J. T. Land

Officer J.T. Land

On 10-26-20, officers responded to the 3000 block of Riverside Drive about the report of an incident with a firearm.  Officer Land responded and began his investigation.  He observed a handgun inside of a vehicle. Officer Land identified and detained a suspect.  The handgun was seized and determined to be stolen.    The suspect was taken into custody and charged with a felony.  Officer Land’s dedication and persistence to investigate and bring cases to a conclusion shows excellent police work. 


W. C. Shively

Specialty Officer of the Month

Detective W. C. Shively led the Special Investigations Unit's efforts to investigate a potential heroin supplier who had distributed narcotics to several individuals that had led to an uptick in overdoses. He has focused his efforts on identifying the persons responsible for these dangerous substances' distribution and trafficking.  Detective Shively briefed other detectives, ATF agents, and VA State Police and oversaw an arrest operation that led to the heroin supplier's successful apprehension.   These efforts led to numerous felony charges and the seizure of a significant amount of heroin. Detective Shively always gives 100% of his time and efforts in the performance of his assigned duties.


Please join me in congratulating our officers of the month!


Scott C. Booth

Chief of Police 


Officer W.C. Shively