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Tryon officer award

Lt. Phillip Conner receives Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

TRYON—Tryon Town Council recognized an officer last month for receiving his Advanced Law Enforcement Training Certificate. 

The certificate is obtained from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. 

Tryon Town Council met on June 29 and recognized Lt. Phillip D. Conner. 

Town officials said the advanced certificate is the most challenging award in the professional certificate program established by the criminal justice education and training standards commission. 

Tryon Police Chief Jeff Arrowood said Lt. Conner has been with the Tryon Police Department for almost 4 years and has been an asset to the force. 

“He exemplifies professionalism and knowledge that promotes the mission of the police department,” Arrowood said this week. “This is an achievement of which we are very proud and we encourage him to continue his training and education in law enforcement.” 

The certificate is given based on a combination of formal education, law enforcement training and years of full-time law enforcement experience and is the highest that can be awarded to an officer by the state of North Carolina. 

Lt. Conner has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement and more than 1,200 training hours.