Mobile police officer Stephanie Armstrong, who has served on the force since 2011, has been spotlighted for exceptional law enforcement performance last month and will soon be officially named the Mobile Police Department’s “Officer of the Month” for February 2015.
According to the department, Armstrong made two separate traffic-related stops on her beat Feb. 7. Due to her diligence, those stops resulted in significant drug arrests, each being a step toward getting dangerous narcotics and their dealers off the streets of Mobile.
Then on Feb. 12, Armstrong gave pursuit to a suspect who refused to pull over during what would have been a routine traffic stop. After the suspect exited the vehicle, Armstrong was able to take the driver into custody on foot. In addition to six active warrants, the driver was found to be in possession of stolen electronics from a local hotel.
Over the entire month, Armstrong responded to 55 calls for service, provided back up for 53 additional complaints, made three felony arrests, 27 misdemeanor arrests and issued 33 traffic citations.
“Her initiative and enthusiasm in performing her duties show a proactive police style which is an asset to the Mobile Police Department,” MPD said in a press release. “Her success is the result of professional demeanor and high-quality police work.”
Armstrong will be recognized at a regular monthly banquet. Like the Officer of the Month program, those banquets are sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.
Armstrong also received a $500 bonus authorized by Mayor Sandy Stimpson — a reward he also extended to the City of Mobile’s municipal employee of the month.