HCTC honors Hazard Police Department

Hazard police officers and President GreinerThe HCTC Outstanding Educational Leader Award was presented by President Greiner during Civic Night. Shown, from left, are Officers Joe Engle, James East, Randy Napier, Chief Minor Allen, Dr. Greiner, Paul Campbell, and Doug Ashley.

HCTC has a deep appreciation for the assistance provided by the Hazard Police Department and they demonstrated their thankfulness to the Department during the Hazard-Perry County Civic Night on May 2 by presenting the Outstanding Educational Leadership award.

HCTC President Dr. Steve Greiner praised the Hazard Police for the skillful and professional way they handled a domestic shooting at the College in January. The police department responded quickly and efficiently. They spent countless hours training our students and employees so we would be prepared for a crisis situation, Dr. Greiner said. Beyond that one night, the police department has conducted mock shooter drills at HCTC, at both the Hazard Campus and Technical Campus. Police officers this semester spoke to a class through the University Center of the Mountains, sharing their knowledge with students enrolled in a Criminal Justice class.

The award was presented to Police Chief Minor Allen and accepted by him and Officers Joe Engle, James East, Randy Napier, Chief Minor Allen, Paul Campbell, and Doug Ashley.