The Selma Police Department has named their 2015 Officer of the Year and Detective of the Year.
Officer Jonathan Solomon was named the Officer of the Year following a vote of his peers. Solomon, a 2001 graduate of South Johnston High School, received his Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) from Johnston Community College in 2006. He worked for the Knightdale and Smithfield Police Department’s before being hired in Selma in April 2014.
“I am honored my colleagues would chose to select me. I really appreciate it,” Officer Solomon said Wednesday.
Detective Jeffrey Bass, 41, was named the Detective of the Year. “I am honored,” Bass told WTSB News. “I know that I couldn’t do it without the help of other detectives and patrol officers.”
A 1993 graduate of Northern Nash High School, Bass completed Basic Law Enforcement Training in 2007. He worked one year with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Selma Police Department. His first 3 years, Bass was a patrol officer. He has been a detective the past 5 years.