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Officer of the Year
Officer Jim Tester - 2016 Officer of the Year
Officer Jim Tester has served the City of Brighton, its residents and this department with integrity, courage, and professionalism for the past 27 years.
Officer Jim Tester has achieved the highest level of success in all tasks assigned to him, including but not limited to:
  • Senior Patrolman and mentor
  • Senior FTO with years of experience in recruitment and officer development
  • Senior member of the department tactical unit
  • Vehicle maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting which has saved this department thousands of dollars
  • Implementation and maintenance of the department medical equipment program
  • Consistent team player with a positive, morale-inspiring attitude
  •  Leadership in implementing and maintaining the departments Tactical Vehicles program
  • Consistent and continuous commitment to all assigned task, which include follow up when not on duty
  • Developing and maintaining community contacts to assist the department in effectively achieving its goals
  • Self-initiated improvement of department facilities and equipment
  • Skills gained as a commander on the BAFD consistently serve this department 
  • A focus on patrol related activities and steady commitment to the department’s core mission and goals

    In 2016 Officer Tester has excelled in every single one of the aforementioned areas of interest.