Police Department Names Evans Officer of the Year

Posted: February 6, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason University Police Department has named Master Police Officer Robert M. Evans the 2003 Officer of the Year. Chief Michael Lynch commended him by saying Evans has “demonstrated a work ethic above and beyond expectations. These efforts reflect favorably on the officer and the entire police department.”

Evans was cited for taking the initiative to develop alcohol awareness classes, which have been offered to the George Mason community for two years. He was also recognized for solving several high-profile criminal cases in 2003. “Through his endless work on the ABC [Alcoholic Beverage Control] grant and the alcohol awareness classes, Evans has shown the true meaning of community policing,” says Sgt. Bruce W. Jackson, one of the department’s employees who nominated him for the honor.

Robert Evans
MPO Robert M. Evans
photo by Kyle Ganley

Sgt. Judy Meade also nominated Evans for his work on the ABC grants and for his assistance in training new officers.

Assigned to the Fairfax Patrol, Evans joined Mason three years ago. Previously, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1996 to 2000.

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