Detective First Class Philip T. Roberts
York City Police Department

Detective Philip T. Roberts is a 19-year veteran who has distinguished himself throughout his career. Currently, he is the supervisor of the Vice and Narcotics Unit, which for the second year in a row has increased the number of drug arrests in the City of York. His expertise and knowledge of the drug culture and its operations is remarkable. His reputation with other law enforcement agencies is impeccable, and his ability to coordinate complex investigations speaks volumes for his capabilities as both an investigator and supervisor.

In addition to his investigative and supervisory duties, Detective Roberts makes time for his Brother and Sister Officers, having served them for several years as President of White Rose Lodge #15, Fraternal Order of Police. His efforts in guiding that organization directly benefit all of the officers in the department.

Among the "outside" activities the F.O.P., under his direction participates in, are the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, Cops for Lobsters program, which in the year 2000, raised over $2,700.00 in donations for Special Olympics.

He also participated in the C.O.P.S. Memorial Run from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. This run recognizes those law enforcement professionals who made the ultimate sacrifice, leaving behind families who need our support.

Detective Roberts also maintains an active role in his church, scouting for his children, as well as sharing his "free time" with organizations in the form of speaking engagements.

Detective 1st Class Philip T. Roberts' performance and work ethic has been exemplary during his tenure with the York City Police Department. He continues to devote attention to the many responsibilities of his position with a sincere desire to make improvements where they are needed.

Nominated by: George J. Swartz, Captain, York City Police Department

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