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Princeton Police Chief Tom Kammerer (left) stands with Princeton D.A.R.E. Officer Rob Jensen, who was recently awarded as Illinois’ D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year.

Jensen, who has been in charge of Princeton’s D.A.R.E. program for 20 years, attended the awards ceremony in Peoria June 15. Kammerer, speaking at Monday’s Princeton City Council meeting, summarized the letter sent to the police department announcing that Jensen had been selected as the 2018 Officer of the Year.

The letter stated to Jensen that his service to his community, and specifically to the children whose safety and well-being he is entrusted with, is “noble and honorable.” Reading from the letter, Kammerer said, “May your good work continue for many years to come.” Kammerer also said this award to Jensen was “very, very well deserved,” and he was impressed with the impact Jensen has made on the community.

Top Essay Writers Honored

Top Essay Writers Honored

St. Boniface Catholic School fifth graders Cecelia Edwards, Lillian Gilbertson, Rachel Kretzer, and Spencer Martin were honored and read their winning D.A.R.E. essays recently during the St. Boniface fifth graders’ D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. Pictured are St. Boniface Catholic School fifth-grade students with members of the Edwardsville Police Department at D.A.R.E. graduation.

Christmas with a Cop Brings Holiday Cheer

Christmas with a Cop Brings Holiday Cheer

Christmas has come early this year for some Edwardsville children. Members of the Edwardsville Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 244 met early Saturday morning with 22 preselected children to shop at the Edwardsville Target for Christmas. Each child was awarded $200 to spend on Christmas presents on his or her wish lists. Sergeant Matt Breihan said with this being the eighth year of the program, two more kids were added to be sponsored for the event this year.

Saving Chicago’s Youth

Saving Chicago’s Youth

In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention.Within the department’s special activities unit is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, in which officers go into schools and educate students on the dangers of...

Stadalsky: Metalstamp makes donation to Minooka D.A.R.E.

Stadalsky: Metalstamp makes donation to Minooka D.A.R.E.

MINOOKA – Metalstamp Inc. owners, Lee and Kathy Huchinson, and son Ben Huchinson presented a $5,000 check to the Minooka police department’s D.A.R.E. program last week. Minooka Chief of Police Justin Meyer, Community Policing Officer Denis Tatgenhorst and Minooka...

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