November 27, 2007 - Knoxville Mayor
Bill Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Officer J.D.
Hopkins and Officer Scott Noe the September Officers of the Month
for the Knoxville Police Department. Both Officer Hopkins and Officer
Noe have been with the department since December 1999.
Owen said that earlier this year the two officers noted a need for
better access to training aids for officers in the Field Training
Officer Program (FTO). As a result, the two officers developed a
training resource manual for all departmental FTO's. The manuals
contained numerous sources of information such as reference maps
for the mobile data terminals, major emergency event checklists
for patrol officers, and a city ordinance index.
Chief Owen said, "Without a doubt, the creation of this resource
manual will ultimately increase our officers efficiency and decrease
our response times. This is THE resource manual for all Field Training
Mayor Haslam said, "We appreciate these officers hard work
and time they committed to producing this valuable resource manual
and commend them on a job well done."
"Officers Noe and Hopkins have set high standards for themselves,
their trainees, and for other district members," said Chief
"We appreciate their hard work, dedication, and desire to make
this a better police department," Chief Owen concluded.