Every month the Barling Police Department will be featuring an officer and highlighting their career and recognitions.
For January 2019 the Barling Police Department is highlighting Officer Don Rowe, who is also the 2018 Officer of the Year. Officer Rowe has been with the Barling Police Department for a year and a half and has 10 years law enforcement experience.
Officer Rowe is certified as a Law Enforcement Instructor, Radar Operator, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Officer, and has a General Law Enforcement Certificate.
Officer Rowe previously served as an officer with the Kibler Police Department and as a Crawford County Constable for 10 years. In addition to his law enforcement training, Officer Rowe has been a certified firefighter and first responder for the past 15 years.