Upper Darby Officers of the month


When we started the Upper Darby Sentinel one of the pages we wanted to share was our Upper Darby Police Officers of the Month. Unfortunately, for the past few months we were not publishing the Sentinel but I am happy to say we are back and our Upper Darby Police Officer of the Month is also.


For the month of January, the nominees for Officer of the Month were:

Sergeant Scott Lewis

Criminal Investigator Dustin Clark

Officer Robert Marvil

Officer Laina Stevens

Officer Stephen Tarozzi


After reviewing the nominations, the committee has selected Officer Laina Stevens as this month’s recipient

Sergeant Stephen Oreskovich wrote in his nomination of Officer Stevens the following: During the blizzard that occurred in Janurary, numerous vehicles were towed throughout the township. Many of those vehicles were not immediately logged into the tow book because it was difficult at times for the operations staff to keep up with the numbers. At the same time, owners of the vehicles started to arrive at headquarters to get releases for their vehicles, many of which still had not been logged. Officer Stevens was requested to return to headquarters from her street assignment and assist with the backlog. She worked tirelessly assisting the operations staff with logging the vehicles and issuing releases to owners.

Officer Stevens has worked the Sector 3 assignment since coming to our platoon. She knows her sector well and can be depended on, and frequently offers to fill in whenever there is a void in the operations room and is able to handle the tasks that come with the job with little to no assistance.

Officer Stevens recently accepted the responsibility of assisting Community Affairs Officer Nee with educating students at Beverly Hills Middle School on various programs. Some of the topics she will be teaching students includes drug and alcohol abuse prevention, anti- bullying, and suicide prevention. The aforementioned are examples of Officer Stevens’ dedication to the department. Her actions are a credit to herself and the department and she should be recognized.

Congratulations to Officer Laina Stevens and thank you for your service.