Westminster team takes top honors in police contest

September 03, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

First in driving skills.

First in traffic stop scenario.

First in handling of a crime in progress.

First in daily activities.

First in overall competition.

A team of troopers from the Westminster barracks took top honors in a daylong police competition in Baltimore County last week.

The four troopers represented the barracks that has been declared the busiest in the state, handling 29,450 calls last year and more than 21,000 through the end of July this year.

The team of Cpl. Scott Yinger, Tfc. James Hockett, Tfc. Mark Long and Tfc. Scott Wimmer walked away from the competition carrying a total of nine trophies, including best overall of the 24 troopers representing six regions around the state.

Corporal Yinger won the top individual award for placing first in the driving and handling of a crime in progress events. Many of the daily law enforcement activities in the other Baltimore and Washington metro counties are handled by a county police force. But in most of Carroll County, the troopers are responsible for criminal and traffic enforcement.

The troopers from Westminster will be joined by Tfc. Scott Bare and Tfc. Morris Shank, both from the Hagerstown barracks, for competition in the Council of Government's competition to be held in Prince George's County on Sept. 18.

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