ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department recognized their best officers for their exceptional service to the community.
Lt. Joseph Moored of Albany Police Department was awarded the 2017 officer of the year award at the Albany City Commission meeting Tuesday night.
Moored was nominated for his outstanding case closures made while working in the Support Service Bureau.
Moored has spent the last 29 years at the Albany Police Department and said it's a great place to work.
Moored described his feelings as very proud and hopes to set an example for his fellow officers.
"I would like for it to be a foundation for others to follow," said Moored.
Moored told us that there has been a recent change in leadership and the Albany Police Department is only striving for positive things going forward.
Below are all those who were recognized:
2017 Officer of the Year: Lt. Joseph Moored
2017 Civilian of the Year: Ms. Erika Clark
2017 Citizen of the Year: Mr. Dean Gore Jr. and Mr. Dan Hill. Sr
2017 Commander-In-Chief Award: Corporal Terrance Bryant, Corporal Charlie Roberts, and Corporal Kalandria Peterson-Kearney