Monday, April 16, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Yakeisha Hines Awarded American Legion 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sergeant Yakeisha D. Hines of the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff was awarded the American Legion Prince George’s County 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in a ceremony held Monday night at the American Legion Post #217 in College Park, Maryland.  Sergeant Hines’ nomination was sponsored by American Legion Upper Marlboro Post #115.

Sergeant Hines is a ten year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, currently supervising the Community Partnership Division.  She began her career as a Security Officer, then became a Deputy Sheriff, graduating from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy in 2002.  Sergeant Hines reestablished the agency’s Youth Explorers Program, and was named Youth Programs Manager in 2003. The following year, Sergeant Hines trained as a D.A.R.E. officer, and reestablished the D.A.R.E. program in the Office of the Sheriff.

In addition to the American Legion award, Sergeant Hines has earned other awards and commendations.  She currently serves as Secretary of the Potomac Boundaries Advisors Association and served for three years as President of the Maryland D.A.R.E. Officers Association.  “Sergeant Hines has demonstrated a commitment to young people and to the community. I am not surprised by her nomination by her peers and colleagues, nor by her having been chosen. We’re proud of her”, said Sheriff High.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-7354.

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