New England Region Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Norwich Police Sgt Jennifer M Frank receives prestigious award

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New England Regional award presented at American Legion Convention

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, I attended the American Legion annual convention in Rutland ,Vermont as a member and delegate of American Legion Post # 8 in Norwich.

I have attached the official program brochure.

American Legion Convention brochure

American Legion Convention official agenda

One of the agenda items was the presentation of an award for Law Enforcement Officer of the year. 

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Sgt. Jennifer Frank of the Norwich Police Department received the award as the  Northeast Region Law Enforcement Officer of the year. I was pleased to be on hand to witness her receiving this prestigious award.

I have attached several photos taken by  Lyle Favreau and Demo Sofronas

National Vice Commander  Larry Marcouillier of the American Legion  Post 7 in Harrington Delaware

presenting the award to SGT Jennifer M Frank

American Legion Representative Tom Scanlon, Sgt Jennifer M Frank, and Chief Douglas A Robinson

Below is a news release from Norwich Police Chief Douglas Robinson which was posted on the Norwich List Serve on June 25, 2018.


Please join me in congratulating Norwich Police Sgt. Jennifer Frank who was recently named the American Legion’s Northeast Region Law Enforcement Officer of the year.  The Northeast Region is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.  

Sgt. Frank was presented with her award at the American Legion's Department of Vermont convention in Rutland, Vermont on Saturday, June 23.  This award recognizes officers of the law who have selflessly distinguished themselves over and above their normal duties through community service activities and professional achievement.  As a regional recipient Sgt. Frank is among the best of America’s finest Law Enforcement Officers.   Congratulations Sgt. Jennifer Frank

Chief Douglas A. Robinson

Norwich Police Department

Family members on hand to attend the award ceremony

Chief Douglas Robinson and Sgt Jennifer Frank proudly holding the award

On Wednesday, June 27 , 2018  Chris Polashenski posted a Thank You to Sgt Frank in the Norwich digest List Serve.

I reached out to him and asked if it would be OK to include some of what he wrote in my story.  the first paragraph of his post is below.  if you would like to know the rest of story please go to the Norwich Digest for Wednesday June 27.

       41. Thanks to Officer Frank  (taken from Norwich List item # 41)

From: Chris Polashenski

We had an impaired driver crash through a fence and into a field at Sweetland Farm Sunday evening. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Officer Jennifer Frank responded and I quietly watched from the sidelines as she did her job. I was particularly impressed with her professionalism in handling the situation. I had resolved to write to Chief Robinson to particularly commend several aspects of her interaction with the driver. I figured maybe he could recognize her service somehow.  Well I since learned she had already gotten a New England-wide Police award .  It's very well deserved.


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