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News | Dec. 29, 2021

San Joaquin’s Keeney selected as Defense Logistics Agency Police Officer of the Year

By Annette Silva, DLA Distribution San Joaquin Public Affairs

Officer Chadrick Keeney of Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management, Security and Emergency Services, Police Services Branch, was selected as the 2021 DLA Police Officer of the Year.

His primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of persons and property at DLA San Joaquin, California. This includes responding to intrusion alarms, fire alarms, calls for service ranging from criminal activity to responding to medical and environmental emergencies as a first responder. He is also responsible for controlling access into the installation through positive identification and inspections of vehicles utilizing proper vetting methods in accordance with Department of Defense and DLA policy.

Hitting challenges head-on that DLA Installation Management and Emergency Services faced over the year, Keeney stepped up to the plate by coming in early or staying over on his shift. He worked a total of 174 overtime hours to assist with working the control entry gates, conducting random access measures, and patrolling the installation.

Keeney adapts very well to new situations and responds well to emergencies. Recently, he assisted with a report of a theft of government property from a high-profile program. During the investigation, he identified a possible suspect. The report was turned over to the local Office of the Inspector General for further investigation.

As a veteran member of the department, Keeney clearly demonstrated extensive experience and skills which has been noticed throughout the police department and the DLA San Joaquin community. 

Keeney is an officer setting the example. He achieved a perfect attendance record for the past two years; the only officer out of 46 assigned to achieve this milestone.

He qualified as expert with a score of 296 out of 300 during pistol qualifications. He is next in line to attend the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Firearms Instructor course in addition to becoming a field training officer.

Keeney understand the meaning of supporting our warfighters. He retired after 23 years in the Army National Guard at the rank of staff sergeant. He enjoys volunteering out in his local community where he serves as a coach for youth football and baseball.

“Officer Keeney exemplifies the model DLA police officer through his consistent efforts to perform his duties above all expectations,” said Deputy Police Chief Daniel Harrison. “He is dedicated and contributes immensely to the success of DLA’s mission.”