REDMOND, OR -- A Redmond Police Detective has been named 2018 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Oregon and the Western Region, by the American Legion. Detective Steven Binstock was honored last week at the annual Oregon American Legion Conference in Florence, OR. Det. Binstock has been with Redmond PD since 2012, and worked as a Marine Deputy for the Crook County Sheriff's Office, prior to moving to Redmond.
He was honored for displaying “outstanding selfless service over and above normal duties through community service and professional achievement.”
Each year, American Legion posts across the state nominate officers for the award; one is selected to advance to the regional contest. The Western Region is comprised of 11 states, the Department of Mexico and Department of the Philippines. Each winner from the American Legion's five regions then compete for the national award. Det. Binstock was runner up for the national honor. This is the second Redmond officer to receive the state and regional award in the past two years.