CLARKSVILLE, IN (July 5, 2022) – A new police officer will be taking to the streets of Clarksville in just a few short months, and his fellow officers can’t wait to welcome him to the team. Jalil Muhammad is a lifelong Clarksville resident, Clarksville High School graduate, and a long-time Clarksville Reserve Officer. At Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting, Muhammad was sworn-in as the newest full-time Clarksville Police Officer.
If his name sounds familiar, there is good reason. Muhammad was named the “Reserve Officer of the Year” for the last two years in a row. After a long wait, the time has finally come for him to join his brothers and sisters on the Clarksville Police force. Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer says Muhammad stands out when it comes to professionalism and performance in dealing with the public. Palmer says you can tell that Muhammad is well-liked among the department just based on the number of officers who showed up at the meeting to witness his swearing-in.
“I’ve been dreaming of this day since I was an 8-year-old boy,” said Officer Muhammad. “This is really special.”
Muhammad will now head to the Evansville Police Academy for 16 weeks of training before he joins his fellow Officers on the streets of Clarksville.
Once Officer Muhammad was sworn-in, Chief Palmer had a little more business to attend to. Palmer says the department is happy to announce the promotions of two of his current officers. The first was Lieutenant Nate Walls, who was being promoted to Captain. Walls has served in various roles during his 14 years with the department. During his promotion ceremony, Walls was quick to thank his family for supporting him over the years in his various duties and long hours.
Next was the promotion of Officer Joel Sellers to Corporal. During the ceremony, Chief Palmer pointed out that it wasn’t too long ago that he was welcoming Sellers to the department. He says Sellers has been an exemplary officer and the promotion is well-deserved.