Officer of the Year

Officer of the Year, 2019

Officer Brian Leonard

LeonardIt is with great pride and pleasure that the West Melbourne Police Department Awards Committee has chosen Officer Brian Leonard as our Officer of the Year for 2019. Officer Leonard is extremely productive, motivated, and professional. 

Throughout 2019, he received three Unit Citations and two Letters of Appreciation. Here is snapshot of his 2019 activity: 

Calls/Back Up2900
Traffic Stops1311
Citations/Warnings1026
Reports419
Crash Reports62

 

Officer Leonard consistently exhibits a high level of activity during his tours.  In addition to the statistics stated above, Officer Leonard made 169 physical arrests, 52 of them for traffic-related offenses.  He was also the primary investigator on a traffic homicide investigation.  

Officer Leonard provides outstanding service, not only to the West Melbourne Police Department, but to the citizens of West Melbourne as well. Throughout 2019, Officer Leonard covered shift shortages on multiple occasions, sometimes at a moment’s notice.  He filled countless off-duty details that would have otherwise gone to other local agencies.   Officer Leonard was selected for a position in the agency’s Traffic Unit and was appointed to the agency’s Traffic Homicide Unit. 

Officer Leonard is also a Field Training Officer and trained nine new hires, which equates to well over 800 training hours. Officer Leonard volunteered for many special events throughout the year including the department’s annual Shop with a Cop, Strategic Response Team training, DUI task force detail, Click it or Ticket Campaign, and a hurricane sand bag detail.  

Officer Leonard has a passion for Law Enforcement that runs deep in his family.  As a second generation law enforcement officer, his dedication and commitment to excellence is noteworthy and shows in his activity.   Officer Leonard is an outstanding and valued member of the West Melbourne Police Department.    Congratulations on a job well done!

Officer Leonard has a passion for Law Enforcement that runs deep in his family.  As a second generation law enforcement officer, his dedication and commitment to excellence is noteworthy and shows in his activity.   Officer Leonard is an outstanding and valued member of the West Melbourne Police Department.    Congratulations on a job well done!


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