Northern Regional officer of the year

Liz Evans Scolforo, 505-5429/@LizScolforoYD

Officer Donald Godfrey has 27 years on the job and counting, but he hasn't slowed down a bit, his bosses say.

That's just one reason Godfrey has been named Northern York County Regional Police's 2016 officer of the year.

Officer Donald Godfrey has been named 2016 officer of the year by Northern York County Regional Police.
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During 2016, the 52-year-old Godfrey handled 805 general incidents and investigated 61 traffic crashes, according to police. He also filed 41 felony and misdemeanor charges, plus 34 summary non-traffic violations.

Godfrey also issued 673 traffic citations and stopped an additional 42 drivers for various offenses, police said.

He logged about 15,000 miles of driving last year, all accident-free.

Godfrey's bosses describe him as reliable, dependable and sincere, with a desire to improve the community. They also said he's a motivated team player with a high level of professionalism who takes pride in his work.

"You show passion for the job and your years of experience are a reminder to the public (of) what it means to be a police officer," his award letter states.

Godfrey's work ethic in the last five years also has been impressive, according to police, who said he answered nearly 4,000 calls, investigated 327 crashes and arrested 256 people during that time frame.

He was hired in March 1990 and lives in Manchester Township, police said.

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