Officer and Dispatcher of the Year


An Officer and Dispatcher of the Year are honored each year as part of the Paris Police Department’s observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.




Patrolman Jeff Smith, Officer of the Year for 2016

Officer Smith has 14 years of experience in law enforcement, serving eight of those years with the PPD.  He joined the Paris department on June 12, 2008.  Prior to that he served two years as an officer with the Stewart County Sheriff’s Department, two years with the Dover Police Department and two years with the Clarksville Police Department.



911 Dispatcher Lynn Steffes named 2016 Dispatcher of the Year

Lynn Steffes is a Henry County High School graduate with a background in nursing.  After obtaining her nursing degree from Union University, she entered the health care profession as a registered nurse and subsequently working in the home health care field.  She joined the PPD as a dispatcher on June 28, 2011.




2015 Recognitions
Officer of the Year Lt. Ricky Watson; Award of Courage to Canine Ptl. Jamie James; and Dispatcher of the Year Kelvin Redditt


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2014 Officer of the Year  Lt. Josh Frey

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2014 Dispatcher of the Year Mark Rudy