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Officer Batcheller named 2010 Iowa City Officer of the Year

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Officer Paul Batcheller and Chief Sam Hargadine Officer Paul Batcheller and Chief Sam Hargadine

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City Police officer Paul Batcheller was given the 2010 Officer of the Year Award on Monday.

Batcheller, a 15-year veteran of the department, has served as a Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Technician, member of the Special Response Team, SCAT and is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

Batcheller was credited for his experience in the areas of search and seizure, arrest, case law, and current acceptable police practices.  He's also been recognized statewide for his expertise as a DRE.

The Officer of the Year award is given annually to the officer who most significantly exemplifies a positive image of the police department and community and projects work and behavioral ethics that mirror the oath of honor.  The award winner is chosen by the command staff.

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