REXBURG — Idaho Central Credit Union honored a Rexburg Police Officer and department staff member with awards Thursday morning.
Det. Rick Schmitt, who recently retired after 21 years at RPD, was nominated by his colleagues as the “Officer of the Year.” Colette Davison, an administrative assistant with 28 years at the department, was selected as “Civilian Support Staff Member of the Year.”
Idaho Central Credit Union gave Schmitt a $1,000 check and Davison, who received the award for the second year in a row, was given $500.
Colette Davison received the Rexburg Police “Civilian Support Staff Member of the Year” award from Idaho Central Credit Union. | Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
“It really means a lot to me because it’s voted on by my coworkers,” Davison tells EastIdahoNews.com. “I enjoy working here, I enjoy working with all of them and I enjoy supporting them. I’m glad I’ve been able to help them and that they appreciate it.”
Even though Schmitt is no longer at the department, he is still involved in law enforcement working in the Brigham Young University-Idaho Public Safety Department. He held back tears as he was presented with his award.
Det. Rick Schmitt received the Rexburg Police “Officer of the Year” award from Idaho Central Credit Union. | Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
“It felt so good, after I retired, to get something from my guys who voted for me,” Schmitt says. “My guys and gals I worked with all these years – they voted for me and it was a really good sendoff.”
This is the fourth year Idaho Central Credit Union has partnered with RPD to present the awards. Darin Herzoff, the ICCU Rexburg Branch Manager, says his company is proud of the department.
“The police department and all of the officers do so much for the community,” Herzoff says. “We wanted to show our love and support for them. We feel a lot of support from them as a credit union and individually in our community. We want to give back.”