TAPD officer of the quarter announced

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The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has announced the Officer of the 1st Quarter of 2016, Corporal Kiki Potts.

Corporal Kiki Potts is a 16 year TAPD veteran who currently serves in the Services Division as the personnel officer.

Potts received the Officer of the Quarter for her tremendous effort of recruiting individuals whose character and integrity are above reproach and are of TAPD’s high standards.

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“This is not an easy task as we are currently in a position where police officers are very hard to recruit,” states a press release. “Cpl. Potts serves as our agencies ‘gatekeeper’ by conducting critical background checks that are absolutely essential in the process of vetting potential employees for TAPD. These background investigations are intense, tedious undertakings that not only require requisite abilities and specific knowledge, but these types of investigations require someone that approaches each investigation with a tenacious eye- someone committed to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of ensuring newly hired police officers carry the required integrity, character, attitude ad structure to wear our agency’s patch on their shoulder.”

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