LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A Lake City Police Department officer who completed 120 hours of a Crime Prevention curriculum was honored by Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Officer Michael Lee completed the hours through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute, according to a news release from Lake City Police Department Public Information Officer Steve Shaw.
Shaw said after completing the curriculum, Officer Lee has now been given the designation of Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner.
Lee began his career with the Lake City Police Department in September 2010. Shaw said he transferred to the Crime Prevention unit in December 2011.
After his transfer, Lee organized large community events such as National Night Out and the Halloween Safety Bash. Shaw said he was instrumental in starting the department's first Police Explores Academy. Lee is an instructor for the Explorers Program and meets with participants on a bi-weekly basis.
Argatha Gilmore, Chief of the Lake City Police Department, said, "I am proud of Officer Lee's accomplishment. He is a great asset to the Lake City Police Department. Our goal is the continued professional development of all our officers, to provide the best service agency we can to the citizens of Lake City."
First Coast News