Newark Police gave David Parks the Chief’s
Challenge Coin on Thursday, recognizing him for his service to the community.
“The coin is given to those individuals who consistently perform at exemplary
levels or rise above with a single act of excellence,” according to a statement
from the Newark Police Department.
David Parks is a Police Services Aide who has been involved in the department's Tri-City K9
training program since he was hired in 2010. He has been to almost every training session, according to Newark PD.
Parks has taken courses to work with law enforcement dogs on his own
dime and volunteered to help others excel during in-house training sessions. He is now the bearer of the Chief’s Challenge