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Officer Nancy Jones awarded Instructor of the Year Award

Congratulations to Officer Nancy Jones on receiving the Non-Academy Instructor of the Year Award for 2014. Officer Jones is a 10-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division. She has worked in the Special Operations Section riding horses and motorcycles and is currently assigned to the Patrol unit.

Officer Jones is a certified Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) Academic Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operators Instructor, and a CPR/First Aid Instructor. Since becoming a General Instructor back in 2008, she has trained many officers and civilians. She has trained officers to safely ride their emergency vehicles and has trained both officers and civilians to perform CPR and First Aid. For Officer Jones' commitment to teaching others, she was awarded the Non-Academy Instructor of the Year for 2014 for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division.

Officer Nancy Jones

Park Police score a hit at the North American Police Equestrian Championships

The North American Police Equestrian Championships was held September 26th to 28th in New Castle, Delaware. This year marked an historic moment for our mounted unit in that we won 1st Place Team in Obstacles. Since the competition started, we have had other places but never 1st, which is not an easy task. There were 82 competitors and about 20 departments from the U.S. and Canada competing this year. We did exceptionally well in the obstacle and combined categories as well. Ten ribbons were awarded in each class and trophies as well for the top three in each class. Here are the results:

  • 1st Place Team: Sgt. Chris Tippery, Officer Megan Lau, Officer Kelly Hagen
  • 2nd Place Obstacle: Officer Kelly Hagen
  • 6th Place Obstacle: Sgt. Myrical Gratton
  • 8th Place Novice Equitation: Sgt. Chris Tippery
  • 8th Place Overall Novice Combined: Sgt. Chris Tippery
  • 9th Place Overall Expert Combined: Officer Marc Fanelli
  • 10th Place Overall Expert Combined: Officer Kelley Hagen

CONGRATULATIONS to the #1 Mounted Unit in North America.

NAPEC 2014

Three graduate from Basic Motorcycle class

Congratulations to Lieutenant Shibu Philipose, Officer Tom Mock, and Officer Changsup Kim on successfully completing the Basic Police Motorcycle Operator Course. They all graduated on September 26th after two long weeks of training in various weather and riding conditions.

Left to right: Officer Tom Mock, Lt. Shibu Philipose, and Officer Changsup Kim.

Motor School

Chief Antonio DeVaul announces promotion

Chief Antonio DeVaul announced the following promotion for the Montgomery County Division of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.

Sergeant Bryson Evans has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Bryson Evans is a 15-year veteran with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, serving his entire career in the Prince George’s County Division. He has worked in various assignments including Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Tactical Officer, Motorcycle Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Rapid Deployment Sergeant. Lt. Evans has received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career including several Meritorious Service Awards, Commendable Service Awards, and Individual and group performance awards.

Congratulations to Lieutenant Bryson Evans and good luck in your new position.

Lt. Bryson Evans
Date of last update: October 20, 2014