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Evansville police department recognizes outstanding officer

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The Evansville Police Department awarded their Field Training Officer of the Year today.

Officer Jared LaFollette received his award for an outstanding job training new hires.

While in the department's motor patrol division, he instructed classes for traffic stop techniques, field sobriety tests, and firearms.

This is his second time receiving this award.

He last received it in 2010.

"It's a peer award, so that means the guys I actually work with selected me for the award," says LaFollette. "We have a great unit, the guys do a great job, and honestly it could have been any of those guys or girls that got the award, so, it's a good honor."

At the beginning of the year, Officer LaFollette was transferred to the crime prevention unit where he is now responsible for working with the Tepe Park and Glenwood neighborhoods.

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