North Plains trooper wins award
Patrick Peltier receives DUII enforcement honors
Oregon State Police Trooper Patrick Peltier, based in North Plains, was recognized in April at the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Impaired Driving Training Conference for his efforts in DUII enforcement.
Peltier, along with OSP Trooper Charles Rohlf, who is based in LaGrande, won DUII Enforcement Officer of the Year awards.
Peltier, 28, joined OSP in September 2009 and was responsible last year for 91 DUII arrests.
During his four-year career, Peltier has demonstrated a passion for removing impaired drivers from roads and worked to gain knowledge and expertise that he shares with his co-workers and law enforcement partners. He recently became a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) instructor, provided refresher training at his office and for North Plains Police Department, daily demonstrates his proficiency in the administration of SFSTs, the interpretation of tests conducted, and writes solid reports for prosecutors, officials said.
Off duty, Peltier has volunteered time as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwest, giving his time mentoring and making a positive impact on our youth.
Trooper Peltiers professionalism, passion, dedication to enforcement and education, and deterrence of impaired drivers is to be commended, said his OSP North Plains Work Site supervisor, Sgt. Jose Orosco.