The Kerrville Police Department Meritorious Conduct Board has selected Investigator John H. Latham as the Kerrville Police Department Officer of the Year.
Inv. Latham, an eight year police veteran, is an Investigator assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit of Support Services. During 2011 Inv. Latham’s overall performance was exemplary. Attesting to his performance, Inv. Latham has received numerous commendations from citizens. Inv. Latham also received a KPD Certificate of Merit for an outstanding performance in police work during the evaluation period.
Inv. Latham began his career with the Kerrville Police Department in 2004 as a patrol officer. In 2008, Inv. Latham was assigned to the Traffic Unit and in 2010 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit. Inv. Latham is a 1996 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Sgt. Kenneth Wilke commented that “Investigator Latham has displayed dedication and persistence in his investigative efforts. He is always willing and eager to assist with not only his investigations but with other investigators as well as patrol without hesitation.”
Inv. Latham is the primary investigator for the Sex Offender Registration Program. This Program encompasses the updating of the files for the approximately 75 registered offenders that live in the City of Kerrville. Inv. Latham took on this added responsibility while at the same time continuing to investigate his assigned case load.
Chief John M. Young, Jr., commented that “Inv. Latham is an excellent example of a Police Officer that demonstrates commitment to his community through excellence in his performance and devotion to duty.”
Inv. Latham was recognized on February 1st, at the Kerrville Noon Rotary Awards Ceremony at the Inn of The Hills. He will also be recognized at the February 28th City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m., where Chief John M. Young will present Inv. Latham with the Police Commendation Bar for Officer of the Year.