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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month

August 2017

Public Safety Employee of the Month August 2017
Bob Manar

The Novi Public Safety Administration would like to extend their appreciation and congratulations to Officer Bob Manar on his nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month – AUGUST 2017.  Officer Manar was nominated by Sergeant Amanda Kulikowski and selected by the Implementation Committee for his thorough criminal investigation resulting in the apprehension of several Larceny from Automobile (LFA) and Credit Card Fraud suspects.

On August 15, 2017, Officer Manar received a LFA complaint that occurred near the 2300 block of Austin Drive. Officer Manar noted during his investigation that several credit cards were stolen from a woman's purse and fraudulently used for purchases that were made at the Walmart in Novi and in surrounding jurisdictions. Officer Manar proceeded to make contact with Walmart loss prevention where he obtained CCTV footage of all three suspects in the LFA complaint conducting various transactions at the checkout using the stolen credit cards. After recognizing one of the suspects from a recent Informational Bulletin, Officer Manar conferred with his fellow officers and learned the suspect resided in the city.

Officers then responded to the suspect’s residence in which Officer Manar was able to obtain incriminating statements from him along with locating the second suspect hiding in the basement of the home.  The third suspect’s identity was then developed through a successful interrogation where it was learned that he was currently residing in the City of Walled Lake. Detectives responded to that location and were able to place him into custody and also retrieve a firearm that was stolen from one of the victim’s vehicles.  In total, three suspects were arrested for LFA activity and credit card fraud involving three of Novi’s citizens.  Two stolen bicycles, one fraudulently purchased bicycle from Walmart, and a stolen firearm from the larcenies were recovered and returned to their rightful owners.    

We all applaud Officer Manar on his persistent follow-up that resulted in the apprehension of three potentially violent suspects and the recovery of a stolen firearm.   The full-time fire and police command officers and administrators congratulate Officer Manar on being named Public Safety Employee of the Month - AUGUST 2017. 

Previous Employees of the Month

July 2017 - Kevin Rhea

June 2017 - Michael Warren

May 2017 - Julie Warren

April 2017 - Michael Walton

March 2017 - Scott Discher

February 2017 - Michael Warren

January 2017 - Alan Patterson

December 2016 - Renee Landis

November 2016 - Bob Manar

October 2016 - Carol Westfall

September 2016 - Kristie Gruenwald

July 2016 - Alisa Brown

June 2016 - Mark Theisen

April 2016 - Karen Assaf

March 2016 - Kristie Gruenwald

February 2016 - Michael Daisley

January 2016 - Greg Lis

December 2015 - Paul Leslie

November 2015 - Michael Bender

October 2015 - Janet Kaplan

September 2015 - Brady Rees

August 2015 - Steven Snell

July 2015 - Karen Patterson

June 2015 - Joshua Chapman

May 2015 - Jon Zabick

April 2015 - Scott Tewes

March 2015 - Joe Carpenter

February 2015 - Jason Bergtold

January 2015 - Phil Duczyminski

December 2014 - Joe Shelton

November 2014 - Josh Bunse

October 2014 - Steve Patterson

September 2014 - Todd Seog

August 2014 - Gerylann Garris

July 2014 - Michael Daisley

June 2014 - Randy Mince

May 2014 - Scott Tewes

April 2014 - Karen Assaf

March 2014 - Kristie Gruenwald

February 2014 - Brandon Bidus

January 2014 - Steve Balog