TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) recognized two employees by presenting them with the prestigious Bull Dog Award Wednesday.
Detective Shane Kirkland and Domestic Violence Coordinator Jan Lishman, both of whom work in the Criminal Investigation Division, Domestic Violence Section, took home the Bull Dog Award for their advocacy for victims in the community.
Kirkland has been in law enforcement for 22 years, and in his 18-year tenure with TAPD, Kirkland has held various positions in the department. Kirkland is a domestic violence detective and a persons crime detective. Kirkland has also served in the honor guard and is a leader of the department’s SWAT team.
“No matter what Detective Kirkland is asked to do in this agency, he gives it his all and excels at this,” TAPD public information officer Kelly Pilgreen wrote in a statement.
Lishman has been employed at the department for the past 12 years as a domestic violence coordinator and is known as the “victim’s voice.” Lishman helps the detectives with their work and also reassures and provides caring for victims of domestic violence. Lishman also works with other agencies and the courts, and has built a myriad of relationships with the staff of those agencies, which is a great resource to the department.