2016 Norman Police Department Award Winners

Date of Press Release: 
Fri, 01/27/2017
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

It is with great honor to announce that Lieutenant Brent Barbour has been selected as the 2016 NPD Supervisor of the Year.  Lieutenant Barbour attended the 40th NPD Police Academy and was promoted to Lieutenant on November 30, 2012.

Captain Shattuck nominated Lieutenant Barbour for the 2016 Supervisor of the Year Award.  The nomination notes that Lieutenant Barbour is a dedicated employee who strives to provide the highest level of service to both the community and police personnel.  He shows this through his incredible work ethic and his relationships with others. 

Lieutenant Barbour continues to implement the New World RMS/CAD program and he has been instrumental in developing the Body Worn Camera system.  He has also been a supervisor and leader on the Critical Incident Reconstruction Team.  As an Internal Affairs investigator, Lieutenant Barbour has excelled.  His demeanor has helped to change the perception that many police personnel have of the IA office.  Lieutenant Barbour uses his position to mentor young officers and to help them learn from their experiences.     

Lieutenant Barbour is a true asset to the community and the police department. 

I personally extend my genuine appreciation for Lieutenant Barbour’s dedication and loyalty to the police profession and this department.

I would also like to congratulate Captain David Teuscher and Lieutenant Clay Bolin for being selected as finalists for the 2016 NPD Supervisor of the Year Award. 


It is with great honor to announce that Sergeant Darin Morgan  has been selected as the 2016 NPD Officer of the Year.  Sergeant Morgan attended the 37th Norman Police Academy and is currently assigned to the Special Investigations Section.      

Lieutenant Riddles nominated Sergeant Morgan for the 2016 Officer of the Year Award.  Lieutenant Riddles noted that Sergeant Morgan is a highly motivated and dedicated officer who accomplishes his job with a high level of integrity and professionalism. 

Sergeant Morgan serves the agency in many different capacities.  He is a member of the department’s SWAT Team where he serves as the element leader for the rifle unit.  He also serves with his K9 partner Kilo as an interdiction officer assigned to the District 21 Task Force.  Sergeant Morgan and Kilo also serve as ambassadors for the agency by performing numerous community functions throughout the year.  He speaks to multiple school aged children throughout the year.  Sergeant Morgan also teaches to the Department of Human Services about drug education and recognition, as well as numerous civic organizations.

Over the past year, Sergeant Morgan has seized $505,769 in illegal drug proceeds, 14 pounds of Marijuana, 2 ½ pounds of methamphetamine, seized 10 firearms and recovered 5 stolen vehicles.   Sergeant Morgan stopped a vehicle and
recovered evidence that allowed prosecutors in the State of New York to criminally charge a national ring of white collar criminals who had stolen in excess of one hundred million dollars from AT&T. 

Sergeant Morgan is a valuable asset to his division, agency and the City of Norman. 

I personally extend my genuine appreciation to Sergeant Morgan for his dedication and loyalty to the police profession and this department.

I would also like to congratulate the three finalists for the 2016 NPD Officer of the Year Award:  MPO Christopher Allison, Sergeant Joel Formby and Detective Brian Franks.    


It is with great honor to announce that Russell Anderson has been selected as the 2016 NPD Civilian Employee of the Year.  He began his employment as a Communications Officer on December 13, 2000, and was promoted to Communications Supervisor on January
25, 2008. 

Communications Manager Lance Terry, Fire Captain Jason Smith, Lieutenant Chad Vincent, EMSStat Manager Eddie Sims, and I.T. Systems Administrator Robert Clouston nominated Communications Supervisor (CS)Anderson for the Civilian Employee of the Year Award.  In the Communications Center, CS Anderson is the training coordinator for all new hires, shift supervisor for afternoon shifts, Computer Aided Dispatch administrator, and most importantly a leader and mentor.   

CS Anderson assists in the administration of the CAD system.  He is able to bridge the gap between operations and technology.  CS Anderson was instrumental in moving the Fire Department to proximity dispatch (GPS driven recommendations).  He developed training curriculum and then helped instruct a class to all of the Fire Department on the new changes.  CS Anderson redesigned the Fire map to allow for geographical responses for the Tankers, Truck and Squad.  He also setup the School Resource Officer response plans.  

CS Anderson is a leader and mentor in which he demonstrates daily.  His commitment to helping others is natural and finding solutions is constant. 

I personally extend my genuine appreciation to Communications Supervisor Russell Anderson for his dedication and loyalty to the City of Norman and the Norman Police Department.     

I would also like to congratulate the three finalists for the 2016 NPD Civilian Employee of the Year Award:  Samantha Bolin, Administrative Technician II; John Hensley, Parking Service Officer; and Lisa Tullius, Administrative Technician III.  


It is with great honor to announce that Shawn Creger has been selected as the 2016 NPD Volunteer of the Year.  Master Police Officer Zermeno nominated Shawn for the Volunteer of the Year Award.  He noted that as a graduate from the Norman Citizen’s Police Academy, Shawn continues to support the Norman Police Department by attending events on her own time and assisting in ways above and beyond the average volunteer. 

Shawn is currently the President of the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association of Norman (CPAAN).  Shawn has attended many events including assisting during the walking parade of July 4th, all of the Coffee with a Cop events during the 2016 year, each session of the Fall 2016 class, as well as other police related functions.  Shawn organized the members of CPAAN to support the Norman Police Department local memorial during National Police Week.  As President of CPAAN, she organized a fundraising event to fully fund and purchase 16 cycle sirens for the NPD Bike Team.  Due to her efforts, CPAAN was officially declared as a 501c(3) and has established two accounts (Police Foundation Fund and the CPAAN Fund) to be used for support of the community as well as the Norman Police Department. 

Shawn continues to find new and innovative ways to support the community and the police department.  She reflects great credit upon herself, the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association of Norman, and the Norman Police Department for her generous contributions and volunteered support. 

I personally extend my genuine appreciation to Shawn Creger for her dedication and loyalty to the City of Norman and the Norman Police Department.