Police Department honors Arnold, McElhaney

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:59 am

From left to right: Det. Sgt. Vicki Arnold, Det. Mark McElhaney, Det. Capt. Randall Noe and Morristown Police Chief Roger Overholt. Arnold and McElhaney were recently named the Top Cops at the MPD for 2013.

From left to right: Det. Sgt. Vicki Arnold, Det. Mark McElhaney, Det. Capt. Randall Noe and Morristown Police Chief Roger Overholt. Arnold and McElhaney were recently named the Top Cops at the MPD for 2013.

Two Morristown Police Department detectives were recently recognized for their outstanding performance during 2013 with the annual “Top Cop” award.

Police Chief Roger Overholt and Det. Capt. Randall Noe presented Det. Sgt. Vicki Arnold of the Crimes Against Persons Squad and Det. Mark McElhaney of the Crimes Against Property Squad with a certificate of achievement award for outstanding performance as the leading investigator on their respective squads.

The presentation was held during this week’s Investigations Division staff meeting.

Arnold, a veteran of more than 25 years with the Morristown Police Department, and McElhaney, a more than 21-year veteran, were chosen by Noe based on a variety of criteria including: performance evaluation, case closure rate, arrest volume, reporting quality, disciplinary review, attendance, peer vote and detective lieutenant’s ranking.

Overholt, Noe and their co-workers congratulated the two detectives.

This is the third “TOP COP” award for Arnold, who received the award in 2005 and 2011.

“It means a lot to me that the people that I work with think I do a good job,” Arnold said.

It is the first award for McElhaney.

“I was very shocked, because the people that I work with are top notch,” he said. “The people that were contenders for that are the best of the best. It was very humbling.”

Both Detectives’ names have been engraved on the “TOP COP” plaque housed in the Investigations Division to honor their achievements.

-From Staff Reports

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