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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month

February 2019

Employee of the Month Kaplan
Public Safety Employee of the Month - Kaplan, Dispatcher
Employee of the Month Assaf
Public Safety Employee of the Month - Assaf, Dispatcher

I wish to extend my appreciation and congratulations to you on your nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employees of the Month – February 2019. Both of you were nominated by Dispatch Shift Leader, Karen Patterson, for your unyielding efforts on a recent case involving a missing elderly female who suffered from memory loss. The Public Safety Innovation Committee selected you for your team work, job knowledge, and persistence with locating an elderly Novi resident.

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Novi Officers took a lobby complaint regarding a missing 73 year old female who had not been seen or heard from in at least two hours. The brother of the missing female advised that his sister had left the hospital in order to drive back to her Novi home. Together, the two of you worked quickly to identify the license plate on the vehicle the missing female was driving. Additionally, you initiated a ping on her phone, put out a be on the lookout (BOL), and ultimately called On Star to search for the vehicle’s current location. On Star was able to locate the vehicle in the Township of Waterford and the On Star agent stayed on the phone with both of you to relay, turn by turn, the vehicle’s current location. The Waterford Township Police Department was contacted and successfully located the vehicle at M-59 and Pontiac Lake Rd. Waterford Police made a stop on the vehicle and offered to drive Jayne and her vehicle back to her home. Dispatch Shift Leader Karen Paterson stated, “As a dispatcher, I know how involved it is to handle pinging a phone and contacting OnStar. The teamwork shown by Dispatch Shift Leader Kaplan and Dispatcher Assaf in handling this incident epitomizes our department's commitment to excellence and service. I am honored to work with them and would like to see their hard work acknowledged. Thank you.”

Dispatchers Kaplan and Assaf, your hard work, determination, and compassion are truly a credit to the Novi Police and Fire Team. The full-time fire and police command officers and administrators congratulate you on being named Public Safety Employees of the Month – February - 2019.

Previous Employees of the Month

January 2019 - Mince and Zabick

December 2018 - Clerk Sue Hein

November 2018 -LieutenantMark Pehrson

October 2018 -Police Cadet John Reid

September 2018 - Patrol Officer Matthew Chylaszek

August 2018 - Sergeant/Training and Standards Brian K. Woloski

July 2018 -Administrative Co-Op Jannah Qaqish

June 2018 - Dispatcher Jeff O'Donnell

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