Investigator Carlton Phillips with the Claiborne County Sheriff Department has received the Deputy of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2020.
This award recognizes department employees who have provided exemplary service to the community or performed in a manner worthy of recognition. This award is the result of a peer nomination and action by the supervisory and leadership team of the Claiborne County Sheriff Department.
Phillips started his law enforcement career with the Port Gibson Police Department in June 2018. He attended the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy in September 2018 and graduated in November 2018 with top scores. Phillips started working with the Claiborne County Sheriff Department as a part-time deputy. A short while later Phillips was promoted to investigator
Investigator Carlton Phillips is the recipient of this award for the first quarter of 2020 due to his diligence, tenacity, professionalism and self-motivation investigating felony incidents that occurred during the first quarter of 2020, according to Sheriff Edward Goods. In addition, Investigator Phillips is being recognized for his proactive approach to crime prevention.
During the first quarter of 2020, Phillips was recognized for the following incidents:
- Investigator Phillips conducted an auto burglary investigation involving a local citizen. Phillips’ rapid response and immediate investigation identified a suspect and subsequently resulted in locating the vehicle.
- While conducting a self-initiated special attention check, Investigator Phillips observed a large crowd that had gathered in the parking lot behind the police after a party. Upon further investigation, Phillips saw a male inside a vehicle with the alarm going off. After Phillips tried to stop the suspect, he fled on foot. Phillips gave chase and apprehended the individual. At the time of the arrest, Investigator Phillips recovered large amount of drugs from the suspect and was able to contact the owners of vehicle. Investigator Phillips’ actions demonstrated true courage and selflessness in protecting our community
- While working with the Mississippi Agricultural Theft Bureau, Investigator Phillips along with Investigator Major Troy Kimble recovered several stolen vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.
“The Claiborne County Sheriff Department is proud to recognize Investigator Carlton Phillips with this award,” said Deputy Chief Christy Sykes in a statement. “In addition to the noteworthy actions and incidents listed above, Investigator Carlton Phillips excelled in conducting self-initiated investigation activities that have resulted in preventing crime and improving community relations with those we all are proud to serve and protect.”