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September 20, 2017 2:25 pm

Officer Evan Doyle
Community Relations and Public Information Officer


On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, the Port Orange Police Department recognized several of its police officers for their outstanding work. Family, friends, and City Council members all looked on as officers and detectives were recognized for their investigative skills, determination, and commitment to protecting the city and all who live and visit here.

Ofc. Kelsie Higham received the Award of Merit for her role in solving a bank robbery less than 24 hours after it occurred. Ofc. Higham demonstrated a high level of investigative skill and initiative as she worked diligently to develop leads which ultimately resulted in a positive identification and arrest of the suspect.

Ofc. Gregory Cook received the Award of Merit for his role in the apprehension of a vehicle burglary suspect. Ofc. Cook displayed keen observational and investigative skills as he recognized the suspect from an intelligence bulletin. Information provided by Ofc. Cook ultimately led to a full confession by the suspect and subsequent arrest.

Sgt. Hannalora Green, Det. James Kenny, Det. Michael Wallace, Det. Nicholas Vincenzi, and Det. Thomas Yovanovich received a Unit Citation for their role in the out of state recovery of two missing juveniles. Led by Sgt. Green, Det.’s Kenny, Wallace, Vincenzi, and Yovanovich showcased exemplary investigative techniques which resulted in multiple search warrants and subpoenas to include social media accounts, GPS data, and other electronic devices. Because of their efforts, both juveniles were recovered safely and returned to their loved ones.

The Port Orange Police Department would like to thank the above named officers as well as all others who work tirelessly to serve and protect the City of Port Orange.


Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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