Officer Jeffrey VerHoeven is the recipient of the 2017 City Attorney Justice Award. Officer VerHoeven graduated from College of the Ozarks with a degree in Criminal Justice. He began his career at the Springdale Police Department on June 7, 2015. Officer VerHoeven currently serves on the Crime Suppression Unit in addition to his duties as a patrol officer. Officer VerHoeven has distinguished himself from other officers by being proactive in his duties as an officer and discussing the case with prosecutors prior to trial in an effort to enhance his testimony. He also makes sure the prosecutors have all information necessary to convict the defendants he arrests. Recently Officer VerHoeven presented the City Attorney's Office with numerous reports of graffiti on a particular defendant that had damaged property in Springdale, as well as other communities in the area, which helped in the prosecution of that case.