ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The Rock Hill Optimist Club has named York County Sheriff's Office Lt. Chris Blevins as the 2011 Officer of the Year.
In making their selection, the Optimists Club noted Blevins' integrity, dedication and professionalism in serving the citizens of York County.
Blevins has served with the York County Sheriff's Office since 1995. He works in the Uniform and Field Services Division and he supervises the Anti-Crime Team. The Ant-Crime Team, or ACT, fulfills many needs of the Sheriff's Office including traffic enforcement and conducting educational programs for school students on alcohol and drug abuse. ACT works with state municipal agencies in reducing aggressive driving, driving under the influence and traffic fatalities. ACT also supports other units by assisting with surveillance details and suspect apprehension.
During his career, Blevins has received awards of distinction from the Office of Highway Safety, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Lieutenant Blevins is a certified Traffic Safety Officer.
In addition to his contribution to the York County Sheriff's Office, Blevins has coached girls' softball for the past 10 years with a winning record for each year; his team was undefeated in the past three seasons. He has assisted in coaching girl's fast-pitch All-Stars team and with coaching the Northwestern High School JV baseball team.
Sheriff Bryant congratulates Blevins on this award and thanks Chris for his individual efforts and the efforts of the Anti-Crime Team and the contribution they make to the York County Sheriff's Office under the leadership of Blevins.