|from left to right: ONEA Board Member Jeff Herring, Detective Kent Vanderkamp, Sheriff L. Shane Nelson|
On July 18, 2017, the Oregon-Idaho Narcotics Enforcement Association's Award for Excellence was presented to Detective Kent Vanderkamp with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. The award was presented to Detective Vanderkamp during a hosted luncheon at the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Associations (ONEA) Training Institute at Eagle Crest Resort yesterday afternoon.
The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) and ONEA Award for Excellence is designed to recognize an individual assigned to an inter-agency drug team/task force who has utilized the fundamental drug enforcement principles to achieve outstanding results. To meet the criteria for this award, Detective Vanderkamp demonstrated the following skills:
* Leadership and Direction
* Outstanding Success
* Collaboration Across Jurisdictional Boundaries
* Coalition Building
Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team supervisor Lt. Nick Parker with the Bend Police Department said the following in Detective Vanderkamp's nomination; "Detective Vanderkamp is not motivated by personal success. He is a team player dedicated to helping his fellow detectives on their cases. His teammates routinely go to him for advice, direction, and leadership. He will do any assigned task, even the most daunting or mundane tasks in a drug investigation."
Detective Vanderkamp is a nine year veteran of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. He is currently in his third year assigned to the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) Team.