Helena PD recognizes officers, dispatchers for dedication and service

HELENA — Law enforcement officers and dispatchers dedicate their lives to keeping the community a safe place, Helena Police Department held an awards ceremony dedicated to outstanding members of law enforcement for their dedication to their jobs.

But what makes the officers continue their service to the community?

“When we when we first start out at this job, we were asked ‘why do you want to get into law enforcement?’ And what we say, or I think what you’re supposed to say is, we want to make a difference, and after almost 18 years you still want to make that difference. You want to be out in the community, you want to make sure you’re out in front and that you’re a positive role model for the community,” said Helena PD Capt. Brett Petty.