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February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar

February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar
February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar

For your vigilance, insightfulness, and leadership strengths, I want to congratulate you on being selected as the February – 2020 Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month. Lieutenant Wuotinen nominated you for your superb skills identifying and apprehending a wanted individual. Your police perceptiveness combined with your initiative, led to the arrest of a known criminal.
On February 13, you were dispatched to back up a fellow officer on a domestic violence call. Upon arrival to the area, you identified a subject that matched the description of the suspect in the domestic violence call for service. The suspect was released after you verified that he was not the suspect in question related to your call for service. Through your training, experience, and solid police work you instinctively knew that something was suspicious, as the subject did not want to provide his name.
After completing the call for service, you verified the identity of the subject by performing law enforcement database checks. It was determined that the subject was a wanted person on a probation violation out of Farmington Hills Police Department. You then located and re-established contact with the subject based on your initial interview in which the subject was evading questions. You advised the subject that you were aware of his identity and that he was wanted on an arrest warrant. After the subject refused commands and resisted arrest, you quickly applied the physical detention skills that you learned only weeks prior through the Gracie Survival Tactics, resulting in quick restraint and arrest of a wanted individual.
For going above and beyond in your follow-up and for effectively applying the new skills from your training, the Public Safety Team, commends you for your work. Thank you for setting an example as a Sergeant and continuing to provide safety to the Novi community. Congratulations to you on being named as the February 2020 Public Safety Employee of the Month.




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