Hampstead Lions name Schuster Officer of the Year

October 20, 2004

Hampstead police Pfc. Jeffrey Schuster has been named the department's Officer of the Year for 2003 by the Hampstead Lions Club.

He was nominated by Police Capt. Jay Gribbin, who described Schuster as a "quintessential team player" in the eight-member department.

A former Baltimore City police officer, Schuster has trained three of Hampstead's newest officers. He also initiated the town's Bike Patrol Program in 2002 and wrote a grant application to help the department purchase two patrol bikes.

Last year, Schuster wrote 787 citations and warnings for traffic violations and was instrumental in the department earning its fourth consecutive Chief's Challenge Award.

He wrote nine search-and-seizure warrants, seven for narcotics and two for identity theft. He also has worked on cases with officials from other jurisdictions.

He is certified in areas including Doppler radar, field sobriety testing, and drug detection and identification.

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