Each year a Port Arthur Police officer is honored with the “Officer of the Year” award for

outstanding individual performance and dedication to professional law enforcement. 

Meza and Rocky
 2015 Officer of the Year

Officer Rogelio Meza and K-9 Rocky

 1957 James Newsom 1987 Alton Baise
 1958 F.M. Phillips 1988 John Owens
 1959 Bobby Spradlin 1989 Jeff Smith
 1960 Tommy Becker 1990 Blaine Lemire
 1961 Austin Solis 1991 Jimmy Clark
 1962 Harvey LeBlanc, Jr. 1992 Michael Hebert
 1963 R.J. Venable 1993 Michael Hebert
1964 Joe B. Ball 1994 Chuck Bienvenu
1965 Michael Ricca 1995 Herschel Whiting
1966 Elroy Perkins 1996 Chris Segler
1967 Paul McKinley 1997 O.W. Withrow
1968 Melvin Schmidt 1998 Camalita Snowden
1969 Alto Roy Gaspard 1999 Pat Queen
1970 Bill James Martin 2000 Jon Carona
1971 Carl N. Decuir 2001 Chris Segler
1972 Michael Boozer 2002 Keith Perkins
1973 J.R. “Rusty” Smith 2003 Brad Lapeyrolerie
1974 Phillip Galloway 2004 James Underhill
1975 Hebert Johnson, Jr. 2005 James Underhill
1976 Terry Dunahoe 2006 RIckey Antoine
1977 Charles Horton 2007 Lakiesha Thomas
1978 Edmond Neal Chesson 2008 Kirk Nesbitt
1979 Albert Billington 2009 Keith May
1980 Eddie Collins 2010 Joey Plessala
1981 None 2011 Reagan Sweat
1982 H.W. Stutzenburg 2012 Marcelo Molfino
1983 Brittain Featherson 2013 Josh Abshier
1984 William Arens 2014 Tomie Gipson
1985 Waylon Hughes, Jr. 2015 Herschel Whiting
1986 Mickey Evans Conners