Officer of the year cited for 'passion and enthusiasm'
Officer Eric Sarat has been named the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s “Officer of the Year”.
According to the Department, Sarat was selected for his passion and enthusiasm in his daily work, especially traffic enforcement. Officer Sarat is cited for setting high goals for himself, wanting to be the top traffic law enforcer for the department and is also eager to take on and investigate traffic crashes, which helped earn him a position on the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.
Officer Sarat’s enthusiasm, work ethic and leadership as a police officer is recognized and highly valued by his supervisors and peers. Sarat is also credited with training officers last year in the use of new technology on their workstations. He volunteered to familiarize himself with the new technology and train officers.
This, the Department notes, ensured that officers would be able to confidently utilize the technology while keeping the community and themselves safe. Sarat’s initiative, and making himself available even when off duty, did not go unnoticed by his peers. He also assisted in ensuring the software was more user friendly by incorporating constructive feedback received from fellow officers.
For a look at Officer Sarat, see this article in the Daily Herald.
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