OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Each year, Chief Chad Leger names one officer as the Scott Police Department Officer of the Year.

Candidates are chosen from officers that have displayed an exemplary performance during the commission of their duties.

Recipients of this award have gone above and beyond the call of duty making the City of Scott a safer place to live and work for the citizens within. 

Sergeant

Christopher

Taylor

2020

OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Sgt. Christopher Taylor

Field Training Officer

300 Patrol Shift Supervisor

2020 Officer of the Year

Sergeant Christopher Taylor is a near life-long resident of Scott having graduated from Acadiana High School and attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette before enlisting in the United States Army in 2007. Sergeant Taylor was stationed at Fort Bragg, serving as a Paratrooper and Military Police soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team. He and his team provided law enforcement protection for the nearly 40,000 soldiers, airmen, and civilians of Fort Bragg. In 2009, Sergeant Taylor deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he and his platoon trained and conducted combat patrols with Afghanistan National Police in Herat and Kandahar Provinces.

Upon his honorable discharge from active duty in 2012, while still serving in the Louisiana National Guard, Sergeant Taylor began his career with Scott Police Department. After displaying a proficiency as a patrol officer, Sergeant Taylor was chosen to become a Field Training Officer in 2016. In the past four years, Sergeant Taylor is has contributed to the training of 23 trainees. In 2019 alone, Sergeant Taylor spent approximately 30 weeks training various officers.

 

Sergeant Taylor was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2017 and in addition to training, was assigned as a Patrol Shift Supervisor.

 

While on night shift in the Fall of 2019, Sergeant Taylor observed two bicyclists traveling in the wrong lane on Westgate Road. The pair were stopped and during the initial questioning, lied about their identities. The subjects were then found to be in possession of a large sum of money and several other items that were presumed to be stolen. Later in the day, several residents in a Scott neighborhood began reporting their vehicle burglarized. During additional investigation, it was determined the two subjects Sergeant Taylor stopped were the suspects. Upon completion, it was found that this single stop solved six vehicle burglaries and revealed an additional five burglary attempts that had occurred overnight.

 

Also, in the Fall of 2019, Sergeant Taylor was the initial investigating officer on a burglary complaint at a storage facility involving multiple suspects burglarizing storage units. During the investigation, Sergeant Taylor developed a possible suspect and traveled to the suspect’s residence to make contact. Leaving with insufficient information to effect an arrest, that suspect, as well as several others returned all of the stolen property to the storage facility that night, but had to break into the facility to do so. Sergeant Taylor continued to assist in the investigation, resulting in two arrests for the burglaries. This investigation also uncovered many other burglaries the two, and others, had committed at another storage facility in Scott, as well as other burglaries and similar offences in Lafayette City.

Sergeant Taylor has always been one of the most proactive officers within Scott Police Department. His drive and professionalism continue as a supervisor and which enables him to motivate his officers. This is also reflected among the many trainees he has assisted in training.

 

Officer of the Year 

Past Winners

2019 ~ Joseph Celestine

2018 ~ Caleb Legé

2017 ~   Dylan Istre

2016 ~ Juan Leger

2015 ~ Larry Isadore

2014 ~ Brun Lavergne

2013 ~ Hayden Godeaux

2012 ~ Orlando Calhoun

2011 ~ Caleb Legé

2010 ~ Gary Nezat

2009 ~ Larry Isadore

2008 ~ John Shea

2007 ~ Dion Bearb

2006 ~ Mark Venable

2005 ~ Byron Romero

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P.O. Box 810

Scott, Louisiana 70583

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