Police Officer of the Year

Awarded by the Knights of Columbus

Since 1980 the Knights of Columbus has annually sponsored a Civic Awards Night giving recognition and honors to one Rock Island Police Officer who has performed exceptional service.

2018 Police Officer of the Year Honoree:

 Officer Doug Williams

Selected By His Peers 

Officer Williams was appointed to the Rock Island Police Department on May 30th, 2000, and is currently assigned as the Department's School Resource Officer.

Why He Was Nominated 

Officer Williams passion for the job, great interpersonal skills and sincere care those he services is why he was nominated by his peers.  Officer Williams is not only a valuable asset to the Rock Island Police Department, but also to the staff and students of the Rock Island School District.