Officers Of The First Quarter - 2016

Mishawaka Chief of Police Ken Witkowski has announced Detective Matthew Porter, assigned to the Investigative Division, Special Victim’s Unit and Pfc. Jennifer Wilson, assigned to the Uniform Division, Midnight Shift as recipients of the Mishawaka Police Department’s “Officers of the First Quarter - 2016.”

Detective Porter was instrumental in the apprehension and conviction of a violent sexual predator in February, 2016. What started out as an interview with a reported victim in a child molestation case, ended with the discovery of a suspect involved in sexual assaults against several children.

Officer Wilson, along with Probationary Officer Kendy Majors, uncovered a large scale prostitution & human trafficking operation resulting in a juvenile victim being identified and returned home. Wilson and Majors also responded to a "routine fireworks complaint" that turned dangerous as they realized the sounds they heard were actually gunfire. With assistance from fellow officers, the suspects were located, arrested and weapons recovered. 

"These cases involve true resolve and determination by Officers Porter and Wilson to get the job accomplished," commented Chief Witkowski. "They take great pride in their jobs, conduct themselves in a very professional manner and are both respected by their peers."


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