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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month

June 2018

Dispatcher Jeff O'Donnell
Public Safety Employee of the Month - Dispatcher Jeff O'Donnell
I wish to extend my appreciation and congratulations to you on your nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month – June 2018.  You were nominated by Dispatch Shift Leader Janet Kaplan and selected by the Public Safety Innovation Committee for your dispatch skills, knowledge, and coordination while handling an aggravated stalking/ PPO violation situation in which the suspect was on foot attempting to elude responding officers.
On June 23rd at approximately 9:26p.m., the Novi Dispatch Center received a phone call from the victim of the incident advising that her former boyfriend was outside of her residence attempting to speak with her.   The victim advised of a current PPO on the subject and that he was last observed walking on Seeley Drive from her residence.  You were able to coordinate the response of multiple officers to the location as well as  set up a perimeter in the area while utilizing your mapping skills.  You further coordinated the response from assisting Farmington Hills Police Officers to the area all while handling additional calls for service in the city.  Your diligent efforts and ability to set up the perimeter allowed the responding officers to concentrate on the successful apprehension of the suspect.  A warrant was authorized on the suspect for aggravated stalking in which he was arraigned on the charges and ultimately received a $50,000.00 bond no 10% allowed.  If not for your extraordinary efforts and coordination not only handling your dispatch responsibilities, but taking on additional responsibilities, this individual may not have been apprehended. It should also be noted that you were nominated for employee of the month for May because of similar performances during your shift. 
Jeff, you continually exemplify the City of Novi Police Department’s Mission, Vision and Values, in your continuous efforts to assist the road patrol to the fullest extent possible.  Your extra efforts, calming demeanor, and dispatch abilities enhance the performance and reputation of the Novi Police Department.  Congratulations on being named Public Safety Employee of the Month – June, 2018.

Previous Employees of the Month

May 2018 - Officer Julie Warren

April 2018 - Detective Micheal Bender

March 2018 - Administrative Assistant Renee Landis

February 2018 - Zahi Kassab 

January 2018 - Suzan Yacoub

December 2017 - Bill Dokianos

November 2017 - Steve Tallman

October 2017 - Detective Sergeant Scott Baetens, Detective Randy Mince and Property Officer Joe Hetu

September 2017 - Mike Wilson

August 2017 - Bob Manar

July 2017 - Kevin Rhea

June 2017 - Scott Woodley

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