Deputy Chief of Police Thomas E. Meloni, Ph.D., 630-260-4862
Police Present Officer and Civilian Employee of the Year Awards
WHEATON, Ill. – Chief of Police Mark W. Field presented several awards on June 1, 2012, to selected Police Department and Information Technology Department employees for their outstanding service to the community.
Detective Ted Fanning received the Officer of the Year award for his outstanding, consistent and professional work efforts. Detective Fanning was selected by a panel of prior Officer of the Year award recipients. Detective Fanning has served the citizens of Wheaton as a member of the department for more than 12 years. Detective Fanning conducts himself in a professional manner consistent with the values of the Wheaton Police Department. Detective Fanning treats all persons with respect; practices compassion with crime victims; is a man of highest integrity; remains efficient as he works hard daily; and leads by serving as an example to others.
Police Service Representative Lisa Thiede received the Civilian of Year award for her outstanding, consistent and professional work efforts. Representative Thiede was selected by a panel of prior Civilian of the Year award recipients. Representative Thiede has served the citizens of Wheaton as a member of the Police Department for more than 23 years. Representative Thiede treats all persons with respect, brings a “can do” attitude to her work, and consistently displays a helpful, professional demeanor to all.
A Unit Citation award was presented to Administrative Assistant Jo Ann Kujawinski, and Information Technology Systems Analysts Pat Keegan and Kinga Konkel for their combined efforts in the design and implementation of a crime analysis program. Today, all repressible crime information is fully accessible to police officers. The data is reflected on a map indicating the date, time, location and other pertinent information related to each repressible crime. Officers are able to obtain accurate, timely and practical information about criminal activity. The system also allows officers and supervisors to identify high crime areas and initiate extra patrols and surveillance efforts.
Detective Fanning, Representative Thiede, Assistant Kujawinski, Analyst Keegan, and Analyst Konkel are outstanding examples of the professional men and women who serve with dedication. Their individual and combined efforts enable the Police Department “To Protect and To Serve” our community.
Congratulations on a job well done!