Officer Jeffrey Caldwell has been named Officer of the Year for 2004 for the South Portland Police Department, his second year in a row earning the award. Caldwell joined the South Portland Police Department in 1987 and is presently assigned to the Selective Enforcement Unit.
Caldwell has embraced the philosophy of Community Policing and has taken it to the next level by opening and maintaining communications with other departments and establishing relationships that have allowed him to do his job better. Although he is a quiet and unassuming individual, he goes about his daily patrol duties with an eye for detail and for doing the job right the first time, according to a statement from Police Chief Edward Googins.
Caldwell’s assignment to the Selective Enforcement Unit has allowed him to address specific crime issues and quality of life issues that affect our community.
Caldwell was selected by the department’s lieutenants and sergeants from the Officers of the Month for 2004. He was nominated for Officer of the Month two times in 2004 and was selected Officer of the Month in May and October. He will receive two days off with pay, a personalized plaque and an award pin. Caldwell was also the department’s Officer of the Year for 2003.