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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month


May 2020 - Officer Alisa Harwell

Due to your effort, determination, and dedication to the citizens of Novi and the staff of the Novi Public Safety teams, I want to thank and congratulate you on your selection as the May 2020 Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month. You were nominated by Officer Jacob Roberts for the compassion you showed an elderly resident on a call.

On May 18, 2020, Officers Harwell and Roberts were dispatched to an address on Arro Street to check on the welfare of and elderly male who was wheelchair bound. The complainant reported that her brother always calls her when he arrives home from his dialysis appointment and he did not that day. Officers made contact with resident who was in a wheelchair and stated that he could not answer his sister’s calls because he couldn’t get to his phone. Officer Harwell took the time to talk with him and determine how he was doing. It was noted that the resident’s kitchen was messy with trash, dirty dishes, and food. Officer Harwell offered and was permitted by the resident to clean up the kitchen. After assisting him out of his wheelchair and onto a more comfortable chair, Officer Harwell proceeded to clean up trash, food scraps, the counter, and crumbs from the floor. Furthermore Officer Harwell, with permission, prepared dinner (soup) for the resident. It was clear that the resident had mobility issues and needed the extra help. Officer Harwell without hesitation took action and went above and beyond. When being thanked by the resident, Harwell stated that she assisted because she would want the same for her family members.

Officer Harwell is to be commended for her compassion and kindness that she showed an elderly resident in need. This is not uncommon for Officer Harwell as she routinely takes the time to assist residents and her co-workers when the need arises. She sets a strong example for those around her of the type of service that the Novi Police Department is known for.

Congratulations to you on being named as the May 2020 Public Safety Employee of the Month.


May 2020 - Officer Alisa Harwell

April 2020 - Officers Haney, Finlayson and Clark

March 2020 - Lieutenant Amanda Kulikowski

February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar

January 2020 - Patrol Officer Matthew Chylaszek and Patrol Officer Jacob Roberts

November 2019 - Michael Bender, Detective

October 2019 - Mike Olando, Fire Protection Officer

September 2019 - Mark Theisen, Captain

August 2019 - Pat Cauchi, Analyst Planner

July 2019 - Fire Protection Officer, Patrick Deneau

June 2019 - Detective Steve Balog

May 2019 - Marshall Johnson

April 2019 - Officer Andrew Toth

February 2019 - Dispatcher Kaplan and Dispatcher Assaf

January 2019 - Detective Jon Zabick and Detective Randy Mince

December 2018 - Records Clerk Sue Hein

November 2018 - Lieutenant Mark Pehrson

Ocrober 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 Michael Bender

March 2018 - Renee Landis

February 2018 - Fire Protection Officer Zahi Kassab

January 2018 - Records Clerk Suzan Yacoub

December 2017 - Public Safety Performance Measurement Analyst Bill Dokianos

November 2017 - Steve Tallman

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

September 2017 - Detective Michael Wilson

August 2017 - Officer Bob Manar

July 2017 - Sergeant Kevin Rhea

June 2017 - Officer Scott Woodley

May 2017 - Officer Julie Warren

April 2017 - Officer Michael Walton

March 2017 - Auxiliary Firefighter Scott Discher

February 2017 - Sergeant Michael Warren

January 2017 - Communications Manager Alan Patterson

December 2016 - Administrative Assistant Renee Landis

November 2016 - Officer Bob Manar

October 2016 - Records Clerk Carol Westfall

September 2016 - Detective Kristie Gruenwald

July 2016 - Officer Alisa Brown

June 2016 - Captain Mark Theisen

April 2016 - Dispatcher Karen Assaf

March 2016 - Detective Kristie Gruenwald

February 2016 - Officer Michael Daisley

January 2016 - Firefighter Greg Lis

December 2015 - Officer Paul Leslie

November 2015 - Detective Michael Bender

October 2015 - Dispatch Shift Leader Janet Kaplan

September 2015 - Officer Brady Rees

August 2015 - Officer Steven Snell

July 2015 - Dispatch Shift Leader Karen Patterson

June 2015 - Officer Josh Chapman

May 2015 - Officer Jon Zabick

April 2015 - Officer Scott Tewes

March 2015 - Officer Joe Carpenter

February 2015 - Officer Jason Bergtold

January 2015 - Fire Captain Phil Duczyminski

December 2014 - Fire Marshal Joe Shelton

November 2014 - Fire Lieutenant Josh Bunse

October 2014 - Officer Patterson

September 2014 - Captain John Martin

August 2014 - Clerk Gerylann Garris

July 2014 - Officer Michael Daisley

June 2014 - Randy Mince

May 2014 - Officer Scott Tewes

April 2014 - Officer Alisa Brown

March 2014 - Detective Kristie Gruenwald

February 2014 - Chief of Police David E. Molloy

January 2014 - Detective Balog