The Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association is pleased to announce the recipient of the James W. Wise Police Officer of the Year Award.
On Thursday, January 25, 2018, joined by his family, Sergeant Jason Embler of the Southern Pines Police Department received this recognition during a special award ceremony that was held in his honor. Recognition additionally was given to Sergeant Embler’s partner, K-9 Ivy.
Sergeant Jason Embler started his law enforcement career with the Southern Pines Police Department in 2003 and currently is the Commanding Officer for the Southern Pines Police Department’s K-9 program. Sergeant Embler is a highly decorated member of the Southern Pines Police Department, who has been nominated several times in the past by his peers to be further recognized for his consistent performance and dedication to law enforcement in Moore County.
Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s President Bob Temme giving Sergeant Embler the Police Officer of the Year Award
The Police Officer of the Year Award is in honor of James Wilson Wise, who served as the Moore County Sheriff from 1981 to 1997 and also was the former Chief of Police for the Pinehurst Police Department.
The James W. Wise award is presented annually to recognize a law enforcement officer in Moore County who has exemplified the virtues of professionalism, dedicated service to our citizens and who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to better serve our citizens.
Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association President Bob Temme made the following comments following the naming of Sergeant Embler as the award recipient:
“Sheriff Wise had the reputation of being an excellent leader with a high degree of expertise in the field of law enforcement. This reputation was balanced by his down to earth concern for people and his strict adherence to moral principles. I am confident that Sheriff Wise would agree, that these are the very same characteristics that Sergeant Jason Embler possess and displays on a daily basis, making him worthy of joining the prestigious prior award recipients.”
Feature photo: Sergeant Embler & partner, K-9 Ivy