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Several Texarkana Arkansas Police Department members were honored Thursday during an awards ceremony.

Gallery: TAPD members receive awards

They include:

Retirement

Capt. Doug Avery - 30 years. Avery's career with TAPD began in June 1990. In April 2013 he was promoted to the rank of captain.

He has served in all divisions of TAPD throughout his career, including many years as the agencies DARE officer. In his most recent years as the CID Commander, Patrol Commander, Services Commander and is currently the Commander of Central Records and Communications.

Promotions

Lt. Ed Chattaway began his career with Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in March 1995. Chattaway has been a member of the Honor Guard, SWAT Team, the Field Training Program Supervisor and was a Field Training Officer.

He holds a Senior Certificate has been nominated as Officer of the Year and Officer of the Quarter on two different occasions. He has been awarded the Police Commendation Bar and has received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation.

Sgt. John VanMeter began his career with Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in October 1999.

VanMeter has been a member of the Honor Guard and is currently a Field Training Officer.

He holds a Senior Certificate and has been nominated Officer of the Year and Officer of the Quarter. VanMeter has received numerous letters of commendation and appreciation.

Officers of the Quarter

First quarter 2020- Sgt Paul Nall and Det. Jason Haak

Second quarter - 2020 - Cpl. Randy McAdams

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