• 82°

American Legion names McKinney as tops in police force

MADISON – American Legion, Post 229 in Madison annually recognizes first responders from both Madison Police Department and Madison Fire and Rescue Department for selfless dedication to their duties.

For 2018, Police Officer Jeremy McKinney was named City of Madison Officer of the Year. Post 229 Commander Larry Vannoy presented the award to McKinney during Madison City Council’s Dec. 10 meeting.

“Jeremy McKinney began his law enforcement career as a campus police officer with the University of Alabama in Huntsville in January 2011,” Madison Police Chief David K. Jernigan said. “Jeremy graduated from Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training curriculum in April 2011 to become a certified police officer.”

A graduate of Tanner High School, McKinney continues to live in Limestone County.

McKinney joined Madison’s police force in September 2016. Currently, he is assigned to third-shift, uniform-patrol operations.

In removing impaired drivers from roadways, McKinney made 20 arrests for Driving Under the Influence or DUI and 14 drug-related arrests in 2017.

“He has been instrumental in implementing effective and positive community policing, based on his efforts to establish a personal relationship with employees and managers in his patrol zone,” Jernigan said. “In October 2017, Officer McKinney, along with another third-shift officer, while patrolling on foot, located and identified a burglary suspect who later admitted to committing several burglaries to churches and a high school in Madison.”

In January 2018, McKinney received Madison Police Department’s Community Policing Award for his work in conducting security assessments for a local church that burglars and vandals had targeted. He has completed training for Crime Prevention through Environmental Design or CPTED concepts, allowing him to counsel residents and business owners on best practices for security measures to avoid becoming a crime victim.

“Officer McKinney has displayed true leadership and has proactively embraced the Community Policing initiative. He continues to identify problems, recommends a course of action and then chooses an action plan to resolve the issue,” Jernigan said.

“He leads the way and sets the example by showing each day a dedicated and professional officer can make a difference in the lives of Madison residents by striving for and attaining excellence,” Jernigan said.

Madison

UAH researcher demonstrates for the first time a subluminal warp drive is possible

UAH researcher demonstrates for the first time a subluminal warp drive is possible

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones engineering interns report on real-life business intro

Bob Jones High School

Madison elementary chooses Phillis Gaines as ‘Staff Member of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Heritage votes for Thania Chacon as top staffer

Madison

Girl Scouts welcome new recruits; adults as troop leaders

Harvest

TARCOG Senior Fun Fest perseveres at A&M’s Agribition Center

Madison

New assistant principal approved for Journey Middle School

Madison

The decline of the flowering dogwood

Huntsville

Land Trust seeks community support for a Mountainside Greenway on Huntsville’s Monte Sano

Madison

79-year-old Angerline Day earns bachelor’s degree from Troy University 

Madison

Heritage honors Katie Scruggs as ‘Teacher of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, Mill Creek Greenpower race teams take national titles at Talladega

Harvest

UAH workshop: Turn fear into business savvy

Bob Jones High School

Notable number of MCS students place at state in Reflections

James Clemens High School

James Clemens collects honors at tech students’ conference

Madison

Schools select Super Citizens in Liberty Legacy study

James Clemens High School

Ellenburg named ‘Staff Member of the Year’ at Columbia

Bob Jones High School

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 22, 2024

Bob Jones High School

Samantha Chan Selected Presidential Scholar- Uses Swimming And Academics To Perfection

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run 2024 Set For Memorial Day Morning

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Disc Golf Alive And Well In Madison

Madison

Third infant surrendered at Madison Safe Haven Baby Box

Bob Jones High School

“Where It Belongs”- The Bob Jones Patriots Earn Baseball State Championship

James Clemens High School

Liberty’s Shravan Balaji wins ‘Best of Fair Award’ in regional science fair

x