Independence Police Officer Rod Romey Receives Thomas R. Meyers Award
The Kansas City Chapter of ASIS International announced Officer Rod Romey, of the Independence, MO Police Department, as the 2009 recipient of the Officer Thomas R. Meyers Award. The award recognizes a law enforcement individual’s commitment to improving the relationships between
Police Officers, the community, and the private security industry. Officer Romey was chosen for his distinguished efforts in crime prevention and success in bridging gaps between police and community. Officer Romey’s 2008 selection to join Community Services marked the beginning of his efforts with the Black Watch Program, Volunteer Civilian Corps, VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service), and the Police Explorer Program. Over the past several years, his commitment and dedication to these organizations have changed stagnant programs to successful community outreach and training operations. Most recently, Officer Romey organized a bike rodeo to teach children about safe bicycle riding. Through the support of private funding, children who did not own proper biking equipment left with a helmet and bicycle.
Officer Thomas R. Meyers Award Introduction:
The Board met, voted and selected the 2009 Meyers Award recipient. This was a unanimous vote of the Board and those who supported today’s event. The award is presented in memory of Officer Thomas R. Meyers who was killed in the line of duty.
Marc asked Trudy Meyers to deliver a short message about her husband, and about the award being presented. Afterwards Marc announced the 2009 Award Winner, Independence Missouri Police Officer Rob Romey. Officer Romey was nominated by Major Greg Wilkinson with the Community Services Division of the Independence Police Department. The Major described Officer Romey’s efforts in crime prevention and bridging the gaps between the police and the community are an example for all Officers.
Deputy Chief John Main spoke for a few minutes about Officer Romey, and then Marc and Trudy introduced Officer Rob Romey. Officer Romey spoke and thanked ASIS and the members of his department for the recognition and for his department’s support.
A note of thanks to all members who assisted with the Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon held at the Kansas Speedway. Many law enforcement attended from several agencies around the metro. Trudy Meyers spoke about the importance of law enforcement to interact within the community and about the memory of her husband, Thomas Meyers and the work he did within the Kansas City, Missouri community. Congratulations to Independence Missouri Police Officer Rob Romey who is the 2009 Thomas Meyers award winner.