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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Glenn County Sheriff's Office Detective Receives U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, at a ceremony in Washington, DC, Attorney General Loretta Lynch presented Detective Greg Felton of the Glenn County Sheriff's Office the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing for field operations, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Detective Felton is being recognized for his work in field operations. He works with multiple agencies to strengthen collaboration and integrate services while handling complex criminal investigations. During the past year, Detective Felton has been a driving force and team leader in the creation of the Glenn County System-wide Mental Health Assessment and Response Team, a collaborative multiagency team that responds to incidents such as school or community threats, suicidal behavior, and bullying. His ability to remain calm in any situation helps to quickly resolve a crisis situation.

The Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing recognizes individual state, local, or tribal sworn police officers and deputies for exceptional efforts in community policing. The winning officer or deputy and/or deputies have demonstrated active engagement with the community in one of three areas: 1) Innovations in Community Policing; 2) Criminal Investigations; or 3) Field Operations.

Acting U.S. Attorney Talbert stated: “We are pleased that the work of Detective Felton has been recognized nationally as part of National Community Policing Week. Community policing encourages collaboration between law enforcement agencies and community members to improve public trust and safety. It uses all parties’ shared interest in safe neighborhoods as the foundation for deeper understanding, mutual respect, and closer partnership. Detective Felton exemplifies the core principles of community policing.”

Updated October 6, 2016