MOUNT VERNON — The top award within the Mount Vernon Police Department was presented this morning with staff members attending the special awards ceremony.
The Thomas Bartlett Award is presented each year to one department member, based on their overall performance within the department for the past year. The selection is made by a vote of department staff.
Receiving the Bartlett Award for 2012 is patrolman Rex Young. Patrolman Young joined the MVPD in February 2008. He received his academy training at the Ohio State Patrol Academy that spring before hitting the streets as a patrolman.
“This was a good move,” said MVPD Chief Mike Merrilees about Young’s training while already on staff. Merrilees also noted that Young has an outstanding record for OVI arrests.
Young has also been recognized by the Licking Valley MADD Chapter in Newark in 2011 and 2012 for being among the top officers for OVI arrests.
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