The Delaware State Police announced that Senior Cpl. Jen Potocki is the recipient of the 2017 Tactical Flight Officer of the Year Award presented by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association.

Selected from a pool of more than 3,000 eligible TFO members worldwide, Potocki’s performance of duties demonstrate her commitment to the core values of the Delaware State Police and the Aviation Section. Her medic skills, instructional abilities, operation of tactical flight equipment, utilization and coordination of air and ground tactics are considered exemplary. Her actions had a direct impact on officer safety for ground units and enhanced public safety by saving lives and removing dangerous people from the streets.

Potocki distinguished herself by leading the section in Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer apprehensions. Her ability to orient to a scene, establish perimeters, coordinate with ground units and locate missing or wanted subjects directly impacted both officer safety and public safety by apprehending dangerous or missing subjects.