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Jun 17, 2013 7:00 PM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News

Kalispell policeman named MT Officer of the Year

KALISPELL - A Kalispell Police officer has taken home the top honors for law enforcement in the state of Montana.

Officer Jason Parce was recently named the Montana Officer of the year by the Montana Association of Chiefs of Police.

Parce, who spends a good deal of his time as the school resource officer at Glacier High School, was instrumental in dealing with several issues in Kalispell's schools.

One of those includes shutting down the recent trend of Confession Facebook pages, which are anonymous pages where students bully others.

While he's very proud of the award, he says it's a bigger honor for the Kalispell Police Department as a whole.

"I think every officer, without a doubt, it's a small enough agency that you get to know all the officers personally. Their personal lives and their professional lives. I feel very comfortable saying that the Kalispell Police Department is here for our community, and with the leadership that we have and the level of professionalism that is amongst the ranks of our department, people can have a lot of trust in us and understand that we work for the community," said Parce.

Officer Parce is in his fifth year with the Kalispell Police Department.

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