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March 6, 2018 > Police Officer of the Year announced in Milpitas

Police Officer of the Year announced in Milpitas

Submitted By Henry Kwong, Milpitas PD

Officials from the Milpitas Police Department are pleased to introduce Officer Denise Lynch as the 2017 Police Officer of the Year.

Lynch joined the department in March, 2007 as a part-time intern in the Records Unit. Because of her dedicated work history and strong performance, she was hired as a police officer in January, 2008. During her tenure, Lynch has held numerous positions including a Mobile Field Force member, a Field Evidence Technician, a Field Training Officer, and a Canine Handler specializing in narcotic detection with her police canine, Ares.

Lynch holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies, with a minor in Spanish, from San Jose State University

Over time, Lynch has become well respected by her peers and supervisors for her commitment to arresting drunk drivers and finding stolen cars while working the overnight shift last year yet still managing to find time to bring her police canine to several public events in the community on the weekends to explain what the police canine program entails.

Lynch has flourished in her most recent ancillary assignment as a Field Training Officer where she is now helping train the next generation of officers coming out of the police academy and working in patrol for the first time. Her ability to Òlead by exampleÓ while remaining humble results in a natural leadership style that makes her an incredible member of the police department and a very worthy recipient of the 2017 Police Officer of the Year award.

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