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October 2021 - Deanna Stevenson, Police Officer

Deanna Stevenson, Police Officer
Deanna Stevenson, Police Officer

Due to your compassion and commitment to assisting victims of domestic violence and your recent recognition for your efforts in this endeavor, I want to thank and congratulate you on your selection as the October 2021 Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month.  You were nominated by Assistant Chief Erick Zinser.
The Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence honored you for your compassion, kindheartedness, and concern for victims of domestic violence. On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, you were presented with the Domestic Violence Prevention Award. You were nominated by the First Response Court Advocate for the 52-1 District Court, Beth Cundy. The nomination was prompted by your going above and beyond your duty during a domestic assault investigation where you transported the survivor to HAVEN for a forensic exam. You stayed with the survivor, comforting her during the exam and were there when the survivor began receiving text messages from the assailant, reassuring the survivor had the caring support of the Novi Police Department. This is not an isolated incident; you are known by other survivors to be a compassionate listener and you build public trust and provide a safe environment for survivors to speak out. Survivors often find you to be the first person they feel comfortable disclosing abuse to. One co-worker described you as one who “consistently takes the time to listen and respect everyone she encounters while connecting them to community resources if needed. She is truly an asset to our department!” Assistant Chief Zinser added, “Officer Stevenson, through your actions you embody our mission statement that; we believe in the dignity and worth of all people. You hold yourself true to our values of Integrity – Professionalism – Excellence – Partnership – Leadership – Accountability – Empowerment. Thank you, you are truly appreciated and a valued member of our team.”
You are recognized for your dedication to your profession and commitment to providing a safe environment for victims of domestic violence.  You embody compassion and community service and through your actions, exemplify the core values of the Novi Public Safety Team. To show our appreciation, a $25 gift card to Jersey Mike’s has been placed in your mailbox.  Congratulations on being named as the October 2021 Public Safety Employee of the Month. 




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