Elks Lodge recognizes Officer Douglas as Officer of the Year.
The Ocala Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Robert Jason Douglas is being recognized as Officer of the Year by the local Elks Club.
The Ocala Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Robert Jason Douglas is being recognized as Officer of the Year by the local Elks Club. Officer Douglas will receive his award at the Ocala Elks Club, 702 NE 25th Avenue on Saturday January 14, 2012 at 7:00PM.
This award allows the Elk Lodge to recognize a current Officer who has contributed over and above the duties of office toward the improvement of his community. This Officer must be someone who has shown leadership, this award will reward an Officer who is always willing to help, an Officer who can be relied upon to get things done. The qualification should be stringent as it would be far better not to designate an "Officer of the Year" than to select an Officer less than worthy of the honor.
Officer Douglas was nominated for this award by Captain Mike Scroble who is quoted as saying “ Officer Douglas is a clearly outstanding Officer. He has consistently been the highest producer of self-initiated arrests on his shift and averages over 35 percent of his squad’s self-initiated arrests. Captain Scroble went on to say “ Officer Douglas consistently patrolled his zone not only in his patrol vehicle but also utilizing foot patrol as a way to connect to the citizens living and working in his zone. “ Captain Scroble stated “ Officer Douglas is well known to the community and has the unique ability to not only enforce the laws and make arrests, but also interacts socially with the community and offers assistance to those in need. “
Officer Douglas has been employed with the Ocala Police Department for 10 years and currently works in the Community Policing ( Patrol ) Division and is a member of the Police Department’s SWAT Team.