The Valparaiso Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76 has named their Patrol Officer, Investigator and Supervisor of the year for 2017. Each award is voted on by the members of the Valparaiso F.O.P Lodge 76. This year Officer Jonathan Watson was named Patrol Officer of the Year, Lt. Jerame Simpson was named supervisor of the year and Sgt. Dave Castellanos was named Investigator of the Year for 2017. Officer Watson has been with the department for 2 years. Sgt. Castellanos is a 16 year veteran of the department, and Lt. Simpson is a 11 year veteran of the department.