2020 Officer of the Year

Adam Medlicott

Officer Adam Medlicott has been a member of the Burnsville Police Department since 2014. After six years of service, his many accomplishments have distinguished him as one of the most exceptional officers in the department and earned Medlicott the honor of being named Burnsville’s 2020 Officer of the Year.

“2020 has been abnormally difficult for many people, but when you are surrounded by good partners, like Adam, it makes this job a whole lot easier,” said one of Medlicott’s fellow officers. “Adam is the partner you want to show up on a call with you because you know he will have your back no matter what the problem may be.”

During his time with the Burnsville Police Department, Medlicott has served as a Patrol Officer, Drug Recognition Specialist and a Field Training Officer.

“COVID hasn’t been easy on our community or our officers,” said Burnsville Police Chief Tanya Schwartz. “Officer Adam Medlicott’s courage, knowledge, empathy and trustworthy nature have been an asset to our department, his fellow officers and members of the public.”

According to his fellow officers, Medlicott’s dedication and patience makes him an effective Field Training Officer who helps develop other officers. His actions exemplify the department’s mission: Working together to make a difference through excellence in policing.

“Adam makes a difference in many people’s lives through his excellence in police work,” said the officer who nominated Medlicott for the award. “He continues to be calm and collected, shows persistence, acknowledges the needs of the public and wears his badge with honor.”

For these reasons the Burnsville Police Department is proud to announce Burnsville Police Officer Adam Medlicott as Burnsville’s 2020 Police Officer of the Year.