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OSP Newport Trooper Receives "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year" Award
04/20/2009
Lieutenant Kelly Collins
Oregon State Police - Newport
Office: (541) 265-5354
 
Senior Trooper Michael Iwai
Patrol Services Division
Oregon DECP Coordinator
Office: (503) 934-0267


An Oregon State Police trooper assigned to the Newport Area Command office was recognized for his DUII enforcement efforts at the 2009 annual DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference held April 17th and 18th in Portland at the Red Lion Hotel Conference Center. The Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force presented their annual awards of excellence to various organizations, groups, and individuals who made a significant contribution to deterring impaired driving in Oregon during 2008.

 
One of the awards is presented to an officer or supervisor active in DUII enforcement or the supervision of an active/innovative DUII enforcement team. The recipient is usually someone who is looked upon by his/her peers as setting an example for other officers to follow in the efforts against DUII. The "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year" award is presented to a sworn police officer from a city police department, county sheriff's office, and the Oregon State Police (OSP).

Senior Trooper Greg Plummer 
The Oregon State Police award for "DUII Enforcement Officer-of-the-Year" was presented to Senior Trooper Greg Plummer, a 9-year OSP veteran. During 2008, Plummer, age 48, made 45 DUII arrests, conducted 16 Drug Recognition Evaluations and instructed at DRE school training, and instructed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training to help local law enforcement and the US Coast Guard personnel at Yaquina Bay investigate possible Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicant cases.

 
OSP Newport Area Command Lieutenant Kelly Collins noted that Senior Trooper Plummer consistently and aggressively seeks out impaired drivers in Lincoln County.
 
"It is impossible to know how many people he may have saved from injury or death, but due to the high volume of tourist traffic that travels throughout our area I feel comfortable in saying it is quite substantial. Year in and year out, his enforcement and training for a countless number of police officers have placed him in this position for an award he is truly deserving of," said Collins.