YPD Officer Receives Award
06/11/2012 | Sgt. Clint Norred, Patrol
On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Yuma Police Officer Chris Lackey was presented with a Customer Service award by Crane School District.
Officer Lackey is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer for both Crane Middle School and Centennial Middle School. Superintendent Cindy Didway presented Officer Lackey with his plaque at the All-Crane District Celebration. Officer Lackey was nominated by Crane Middle School Principal Laurie Doering and Assistant Principal Neil Johnson. This year there were only seven awards total given in three categories, the Humanitarian Award, Customer Service Award and Educational Achievement Award.
An excerpt from the award is listed below.
"Officer Lackey is what every employee should use as an example of quality customer service. His efficiency allows him to extend beyond the requirements an SRO must complete. Whether it is a student, parent or staff member he always has the time to listen and work on solutions. With a smile on his face and a wealth of knowledge and experience, he is much more than the campus cop.
We are especially appreciative for his proactive stance on issues in the middle school. His teaching, combined with his involvement in other programs, has led to a decrease in issues in violence and drugs. He is an important part of the school team dealing with bullying and student-to-student conflict. He has been involved in the recovery of over $2,000 in property stolen from the school or its employees.
The students have learned to trust him and often seek his assistance. They know he will be fair. He regularly contacts parents and keeps them informed of issues relating to their students. It is very difficult to split ones time between two sites but he does it with equity and professionalism."
Yuma Police Chief John Lekan said, "I congratulate Officer Lackey for being recognized by the Crane School District for his excellent work as a School Resource Officer. Chris is a prime example of the dedication and commitment our officers share with the schools."