Barton named employee of the quarter

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FARMINGTON – Sgt. Peter A. Barton of the Farmington Police Department has been selected as employee of the quarter for the summer 2009, Police Chief Richard E. Caton III announced recently.

Caton said during this quarter and throughout the last year, Barton has renewed his traffic enforcement efforts while continuing to meet his regular demands as an evening supervisor.

“This increase in traffic enforcement has not gone unnoticed by the officers and supervisors of the Farmington Police Department. As you know, one of the goals of the Farmington Police Department is to reduce traffic crashes. One proven way to reduce crashes is by a high level of traffic law enforcement. Traffic enforcement also reduces criminal activity,” Caton said.

He added Barton’s traffic enforcement has contributed to meeting the department’s mission statement of “To create a feeling of safety for people within the Town of Farmington.”

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