The Stillwater Police Department is proud to announce the selection of Detective Josh Carson as the 2018/19 Payne County Narcotics Enforcement Officer of the Year. Detective Carson has been a member of SPD since 2015 and is currently assigned to the Special Projects Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division. Prior to joining SPD, Detective Carson served the Perry Police Department for seven years.
The Payne County Narcotics Officer of the Year Award is an award given annually to recognize the law enforcement officer in Payne County that has had the most positive impact in the area of narcotics enforcement. All full time law enforcement officers whose primary duty is within Payne County are eligible. Nominations are made by fellow law enforcement officers. District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas instituted the award in 2015 and she, along with a board of her choosing, select the winner from among the nominated officers.
Carson received a Glock handgun and a plaque to honor his achievement. These awards have been made possible by Outlaw Diesel of Stillwater, who has chosen to be the sole sponsor of the award since its inception.