Officer of the Month

Officer Nelson has been selected as the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Officer of the Month Award for September 2019.

Officer's Story

On June 26, Officer Nelson responded to a business in Plaza Lafayette for a robbery that just occurred. The victims, all employees, stated two suspects entered and assaulted them, stealing personal items. They left and got into a waiting getaway car, driven by a third suspect. At this time, the Communications Unit was informed that Santa Ana Police Department just had two robberies in their City.

Officer Nelson’s investigation revealed the registered owner’s address of the getaway car. He coordinated with the GRADE Unit to conduct surveillance, and eventually the suspect was taken into custody. With his skilled interview technique, Officer Nelson obtained information which led to the arrest of the second suspect, who confessed to several of the crimes. On July 25, the third suspect was taken into custody.

Officer Nelson did an outstanding job on this investigation. His diligent investigation and expert interview skills assisted the GRADE Unit locate and arrest the suspects. Congratulations Officer Nelson!