Delaware State Police

Delaware Trooper Receives Tactical Flight Officer of the Year Award

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Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

The Delaware State Police are proud to announce that Senior Corporal Jen Potocki is the recipient of the 2017 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) of the Year Award presented by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA).  

Selected from a pool of over 3,000 eligible TFO members worldwide, Senior Corporal Potocki’s performance of duties both in the air and on the ground demonstrate her commitment to the core values of the Delaware State Police and the Aviation Section making her a prime candidate for this award.  Her medic skills, instructional abilities, operation of tactical flight equipment, utilization and coordination of air and ground tactics are exemplary.  Her actions had a direct impact on officer safety for ground units, and enhanced public safety by saving lives and removing dangerous people from the streets.  

Senior Corporal Potocki distinguished herself by leading the section in Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer (FLIR) apprehensions.  Her ability to quickly orient to a scene, establish perimeters, coordinate with ground units and locate missing or wanted subjects directly impacted both officer safety and public safety by apprehending dangerous or missing subjects. 

Released: 070317 1101



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