College Place police officers win departmental awards


COLLEGE PLACE -- Two College Place Police Department members have been singled out for departmental awards.

Detective Roger Maidment has been named College Place Police Employee of the Year for 2011. Chief Dennis Lepiane said Maidment was selected by the supervisory staff for his successful handling of several complex criminal cases.

Maidment has been with the department since 1996 and this is the second time he has received the award.

Officer Allen Thonney was presented with two awards for his efforts in 2011, Lepiane said. One award was for stopping intoxicated drivers and the second for taking suspended drivers off of College Place roads.

Lepiane said this is the first time a single officer has been the recipient of both awards in the same year. Thonney started his career with the department in January 2008.

Both officers were recognized at Monday's City Council meeting, Lepiane said. "The department congratulates both officers for an outstanding performance in 2011," he added.


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