Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Kenneth Love of Northern Michigan University Public Safety and Police Services was named the Police Officer of the Year for 2002 by the Marquette County Law Enforcement AdministratorÂ’s Association.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Love was recognized for his involvement in several large investigations where arrests were made and property recovered. One was a multi-jurisdictional theft complaint involving over $100,000 of electronic equipment from NMU. He also assisted in an investigation leading to the arrest of a drug dealer and the confiscation of a large quantity of drugs.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  In addition to his regular patrol duties, Love is an accident reconstructionist, the departmentÂ’s Law Enforcement Intelligence Network officer, defensive tactics instructor, an instructor for Homeland Security and the lead instructor for the Regional Police AcademyÂ’s operational exercise. He serves on several panels, including the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Subject Expert Panel for the State Defensive Tactics Curriculum and the Marquette CountyÂ’s Drunk Driving Impact Panel.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman