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Posted on: July 1, 2009

[ARCHIVED] Master Officer Keith E. Campbell Awarded 2009 Officer of the Year

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Since 2001, Master Officer Keith Campbell has been a very valuable asset to the Department. He is well-respected by supervisors and his fellow officers. Now assigned to the Traffic Unit, Officer Campbell has managed the DMV 402 Highway Safety Grant area of the Traffic Unit since December 2007. He has done an outstanding job in this area, as he has been very involved and has shown great initiative. Our Grants Administrator, Stephanie Williams-Ortery has praised him for his organization, prompt and accurate reports for the DMV 402 Grant.

Officer Campbell has also supervised the Highway Safety Task Force since December 2007, which is comprised of 12 police officers from patrol shifts and specialized units within the Department. Officer Campbell assigns them to overtime duties to combat impaired driving, occupant protection and speed enforcement. Officer Campbell's organization of these assignments has produced effective results toward the safety of the Highways of James City County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Keith is also a member of the Police Department's SWAT team. Not only has he participated in many “call-outs”, but he has also taken the lead in organizing and developing highly involved training to include the “Department’s Response to Active Shooter” and training in and around marine vessels. Officer Campbell also serves as the department’s only M-16 and AR-15 Armorer.

Officer Campbell has been very involved with instructing the blocks of “Traffic Unit/Radar/Traffic Stops and DUI” as well as “Building Searches”, which has become a participant favorite, to the Citizen's Police Academy. He is also involved with assisting in the instruction of SWAT equipment and firearms for the Citizen’s Police Academy. Officer Campbell has also participated in the “Every 30 Minutes” program with the School Resource Officers as well as several Child Safety Seat Inspection Stations.

Officer Campbell’s initiative and attention to detail has lead to him being involved with several “testing and evaluation” projects to include the FST Alco-Sensor and the ICOP Camera. Officer Campbell has also had the opportunity to speak to these vendors with whom the Department has contracts with and pass on suggestions and solve common problems. This has continued as he recently received training with the new accident scene and crime scene reconstruction equipment and the Visual Statement software. These contacts have been very valuable to the relationship between the James City County Police Department and the vendor.

Master Officer Campbell also serves as an Instructor with the Commonwealth Services Board which trains police officers and prosecutors in the area of advanced DUI prosecution. He has received compliments from the Department’s training Sergeant on his performance as an instructor for the Department’s training program. Officer Campbell also has demonstrated this skill during his time as a Field Training Officer for several years and teaching many recruits with our Department. Officer Campbell lends his experience and knowledge to many training programs, to include the MCT program, Defensive Tactics in-service and firearms instruction. Officer Campbell has also been instrumental in developing and instructing the Department’s Patrol Rifle program.

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