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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Creve Coeur Officer Awarded Police Officer of the Year

Officer of the Year Doug Manninger

Officer Doug Manninger (right) with Creve Coeur Olivette Chamber of Commerce President Rich Sames at the annual Auction and Award Dinner at Orlando’s Event and Conference Center on Friday, February 24, 2017. Photo by Kevin McCarty, McCarty Photography.

Officer Doug Manninger of the Creve Coeur Police Department was recently recognized by the Creve Coeur-Olivette Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 Police Officer of the Year. Manninger joined the department in October 2010 and has been the Creve Coeur Crime Prevention Officer since January of 2016.

In 2016, Manninger worked diligently to educate citizens, students and businesses on crime prevention strategies. He coordinated several educational programs including Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Rape Aggression Defense, West County Citizens Police Academy, civilian response to active shooters training, and safety presentations on identity theft, personal safety and business security.

In addition to crime prevention education, Manninger was also committed to building relationships between the police department and the community. He coordinating several community building events including Creve Coeur Night Out, the Neighborhood Watch Halloween Party, the Neighborhood Watch Trivia Night, and the first Creve Coeur Coffee with a Cop. He also arranged fundraisers for both Backstoppers and the Special Olympics, raising $2,843 and $2,155 respectively.

Manninger demonstrated his dedication to reinforcing trust between the police department and the community by expanding the department’s online presence. He actively manages the Creve Coeur Police Department’s Facebook and twitter accounts, regularly updating them with crime prevention tips and information. He also updated the department’s web presence by creating a “Drug Facts and Resources” page and “Press Release” page on the city’s website.

“Officer Manninger has shown his dedication to improving public safety and building strong relationships between our Police Department and the Creve Coeur community,” said Chief of Police Glenn Eidman. “He is committed to the City of Creve Coeur and to the law enforcement profession, and is well deserving of this recognition.”

The chamber also recognized patrolman Madison Coates of the Olivette Police Department, Lieutenant Rich Garrett of the Olivette Fire Department, and firefighter and paramedic Nikolas Kimbel of the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District for their dedication and service to the community. 

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