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.

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

Officer J.N. Milan-Carter

Officer, J. N. Milan-Carter

Officer of the Month

Officer J. N. Milan-Carter - on 11-8-19, she responded to a lost wallet incident. After completing a detailed investigation, she determined the wallet was stolen and she was able to make an arrest. During the arrest, she obtained a confession and recovered the wallet still containing a substantial amount of money, the credit cards, and identification documents. This is a perfect example of Officer Milan-Carter being a dependable employee and going above and beyond the expectations of her position. No matter the workload she is given, she completes all tasks promptly and never complains.  Officer Milan-Carter is an exceptional team player and police officer. She consistently sets a positive example for the community and the Danville Police Department. Outstanding job!



Detective, W. R. Merrill

Specialty Officer of the Month

Detective W. R. Merrill – On 11-10-19, a video was shared on the Danville Police Department Facebook account detailing the return of stolen property to a family. The positive message in this video has been viewed by the public over 13 thousand times. It has at least 29 shares. The case was a burglary reported in October of 2019.  Stolen was an Xbox, along with the controller and games. Detective Merrill conducted a thorough investigation, identified and arrested a suspect. Detective Merrill is assigned to the property crimes unit. The unit has produced work that has led to an increase in arrests and case closures since the first of the year — starting at or below the national average of 13 percent, now exceeding 28 percent in less than a year. This is, in large part, to his efforts. Detective Merrill is the consummate team player, he leads by example and puts in the time and the effort needed to work on all investigations. 

This would include being called out after hours or staying after hours on short notice. Detective Merrill is a great example of the best the Danville Police Department and law enforcement, in general, has to offer. Great work!


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

 Scott C. Booth

Chief of Police 

Officer W.R. Merrill