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Public Safety Employee of the Month

October 2022 - Jon Zabick, Detective

Jon Zabick, Detective
Jon Zabick, Detective

For the excellent detective work and your commitment to the safety of Novi Schools, I want to thank and congratulate you on your selection as the October 2022 Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month.  You were nominated by Lieutenant Kevin Gilmore.
On October 26th, you were filling in as the SRO at Novi High School and were notified of a threat that was made in a handwritten message in a restroom. There were no suspects at the time and several hours of video review was needed to be reviewed to locate possible witnesses. The building immediately went into Shelter in Place, classrooms were locked, and instruction continued. While investigating the previous incident, on October 31, you were advised that two more threats were discovered in a restroom. The school again went into a shelter in place.  Your investigation developed a possible suspect in the second case, who has been suspended pending prosecutorial review. These types of messages disrupt the entire learning environment, put people in a state of panic, and create a situation that is completely unacceptable for a school setting. In your duties as SRO, you spearheaded a coordinated response between Novi PD and school officials while providing timely updates and ensuring that the children that attend Novi High School felt safe and protected.
You are recognized for your continued dedication to the children of this community and your tireless efforts in investigating these threats.  You embody everything that a public servant should be, and through your actions exemplify the core values of the Novi Public Safety Team. 

Congratulations to you on being named as the October 2022 Public Safety Employee of the Month. To show our appreciation, a $25 gift card has been placed in your mailbox. 


October 2022 - Jon Zabick, Detective

September 2022 - Andrew Toth, Police Officer

August 2022 - Kelly Mesh, Dispatch Shift Supervisor
Kellie Marzolf, Dispatcher

June 2022 - Eric Tobey, Police Officer
Steve Finlayson, Police Officer
Charlie Roberts, Fire Captain

May 2022 - Eric Rockwell, Police Officer

April 2022 - Tim Shea, Officer

March 2022 - Detective Julie Warren

February 2022 - Officer Katlyn Courtney, Detective Mike Bender

December 2021 - Mark Theisen, Captain

November 2021 - Anthony Avant, Police Officer

October 2021 - Deanna Stevenson, Police Officer

September 2021 - Kevin Pierce, Fire Marshal

August 2021 - Keith Wuotinen & Mark Theisen

July 2021 - Charlie Jordan & Londan Hudspeth

June 2021 - Amir Farahani, Victor Cox, Chris Bageris, Noah Jackson

May 2021 - Paul Bostwick, Fire Protection Officer

April 2021 - Al Patterson, Communications Manager

March 2021 - Fire Team

January 2021 - Matt Marken, Fire Protection Officer

December 2020 - Ryan Haney, Officer

November 2020 - Beck Morningstar, Cadet

October 2020 - Kim Kleimola, Records Clerk

September 2020 - Officer Eric Tobey

August 2020 - Officer Timothy Shea

July 2020 - Sergeant Brian Woloski

June 2020 - Suzan Yacoub, Records Clerk

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