Jamaica News, Manchester: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Constable Davian Martin topped the nine finalists who vied for the Lasco Top Cop 2018/2019 Jamaica Constabulary Force Police Officer of the Year Award, in a ceremony held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.
Constable Martin received a trophy along with a cash prize of $350,000. First runner-up was awarded to Sergeant Florezel Thompson from the Motorised Patrol Division who received a cash prize of $250,000, and Constable Noel Chang of the Mobile Reserve was granted second runner-up and a cash prize of $100,000.
Born in the parish of Westmoreland, Constable Martin enlisted in the Jamaica Constabulary in 2011 and was initially posted to the Manchester Division.
Since he has been a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, he made significant contributions to the Manchester Community. Some such outstanding initiatives which the benevolent Police officer spearheaded are; the refurbishing of the Mike Town and Comfort Basic Schools, the Annual feeding program for the homeless and an annual 5K Run/Walk, the funds from which are donated the Mandeville Regional Hospital, Percy Junor Hospital and the Manchester Health Department.
The Lasco Top Cop winner is no stranger to being honored for his exemplary community service, earlier in January, he was awarded by the Manchester Division for Outstanding Contribution to Community Policing.
“To God be the glory, there is nothing possible without him and I just want to thank the lord for guiding me throughout the process.
I also want to thank each and everyone who supported me. It is truly a blessing to be selected as lasco top cop 2018/2019, and I could not have done it without all of you.
The words of encouragement I get from you all daily push me a far way. You all believed in me and that is the reason why I am top cop today.
I just want to say a big thank you all. If there was any doubt in me, the love you have for me and confidence you all have in me made that all go away.
Thank you all and lots of love. Davian Martin.” Constable Martin said.
Written by Staff Writer