October 2014 - Officer Patterson
Officer Steve Patterson was selected as the Public Safety Employee of the Month for October, 2014. Officer Patterson was nominated by Sergeants John Nelson and Pat Fanning in regards to his consistent and diligent work. The nomination was forwarded to the Implementation Committee, where he was overwhelmingly selected for this honor.
As stated in the nomination, Officer Patterson is a conscientious officer who takes the Department Mission Statement to heart and sincerely partners with the Novi Community. Officer Patterson attends neighborhood association meetings and other community functions on his own time, acting as a representative of the department and working with residents to answer questions and mitigate problems. Officer Patterson is diligent in making regular and in depth contact with his assigned neighborhood associations. The residents who live in the neighborhoods he patrols see Officer Patterson as more than their police contact, but as a friend and trusted confidant in the Novi Police Department.
Along with these duties, Officer Patterson is also a Datamaster, class IIIa operator and is often found at the station, during his time off, inventorying and calibrating all the department’s Portable Breath Test (PBT) Breathalyzers, ensuring the Datamaster breathalyzer is functioning properly and within factory specifications. Officer Patterson tracks and collates all associated paperwork on the breathalyzer in an organized and orderly fashion and easily accessible for court proceedings, a task critical for the successful prosecution of all OWI cases.
Officer Patterson displays a professionalism and dedication that makes him a very valuable member of the Novi Public Safety Team. It is for these reasons that Officer Patterson was selected as the Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month for October, 2014.
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