Keplinger named Alva Police Officer of the Year
August 21, 2020
Alva Police Chief Ben Orcutt has begun what he intends to be an annual award to an outstanding police officer. He said this is a departmental award, separate from the Alva Chamber award.
During the Monday Alva City Council meeting, Orcutt explained the selection process. Each officer was given one vote to cast for any officer, but they could not vote for themselves. Those with the most votes filled out questionnaires that were then submitted to a panel of judges from the community.
Chief Orcutt and Assistant Police Chief Patrick Hawley then selected the officer of the year from the the cand...