Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Suisun City Police Officer of the Year Announced

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City Police Chief Ed Dadisho has announced the selection of Detective Bill Lee as the Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2006.

"Detective Lee is one of the most versatile Officers we have in this Department. While still a patrolman at heart, he easily transitioned to the role of Detective and has been just as dogged in his approach to investigative work,” Chief Dadisho said. “Investigative leads that do not pan out seem to fuel his fire even more.”

Detective Lee also was selected as Officer of the Quarter for July 1-Sep 30, 2006.

Among his many accomplishments this year, Detective Lee
  • Tackled several sexual assault type cases, prepared and executed search warrants, and made several arrests. Convictions have already been earned
  • Recently solved a strong-armed robbery where three juveniles and one adult were arrested for robbing a couple as they were walking together in town
  • Flawlessly worked a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. A consent/probation search of the car revealed numerous stolen digital cameras and related items embezzled from a major appliance store. The suspect almost immediately pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced.
  • Bill has a ton of energy and is not intimidated when confronted with a large investigation. His investigations move forward at a rapid pace, perhaps faster than any other employees’ work. Bill has put some great pressure on the “Taliban Squad” gang, two of whom are looking at some very serious prison time if the prosecution prevails.
  • Proved to be an outstanding Range Master. It was due to his persistence that Suisun City officers now have access to the Vacaville Shooting Gallery. He never gave up on this project even though it had laid dormant in bureaucracy for more than 18 months.

Suisun City Dispatcher of the Year Announced

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City Police Chief Ed Dadisho has announced selection of Communications Technician II Keetra Welling as the Police Department’s Public Safety Dispatcher of the Year for 2006.

“Communications Technician Welling has truly had an amazing year during some very trying times in our Dispatch Center. She is a dedicated public servant who went above and beyond to provide outstanding customer service in spite of severe staffing shortages,” Chief Dadisho said. “Truly unbelievable what she has done this year!”

Among her many accomplishments this year, Communications Technician Welling
  • Has a folder full of letters/emails of appreciation from co-workers and Senior Staff for her performance during high stress calls. Received a Chief’s commendation for her actions during a major in-progress burglary call
  • Excelled during staffing shortages that required her to work many solo shifts and an inordinate amount of overtime.
  • Took it upon herself to send Crime Trend Reporting emails that keep Department personnel abreast of any crimes of significance or crimes that appear to be part of a series. Selected to head “first ever” Crime Analysis Unit
  • Volunteered to manage our Tele-Minder System. This automated system allows the City to place hundreds a phone calls per minute to keep residents abreast during critical incidents, such as floods, inclement weather, etc.
  • As our Forms Monitor, her efforts have been nothing short of phenomenal. The project includes our first ever administrative directive and over 200+ forms in paper and electronic format
  • As the City’s Alarm Administrator, she implemented major changes to disposition codes in CAD and use of billing software to send out quarterly invoices. Also, authored our first ever alarm ordinance
  • With only 30 days to prepare, assumed leadership of the Suisun City National Night Out Celebration for 2006. Event was lauded as one of the best ever, and ranked number 4 of 39 cities in California. Awarded prestigious Chief’s Medal, a first for a support staff member.

Dispatch Trio Named Police Employees of the Year

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City Police Chief Ed Dadisho has announced selection of Dispatchers Delorus “Dee Dee” Golden, Keetra Welling and Amber Kent as the Police Department’s Employees of the Year for 2006.

“Together, these three ladies proved to be the No. 1 reason our Dispatch Center was not outsourced, even though it was 66% staffed over the past 18 months. It is simply amazing to watch these three ladies operate as they often work solo while handling front counter traffic, and multiple emergency and non-emergency radio and phone calls,” Chief Dadisho said. “We had to consider them jointly for what is normally an individual award because they performed together as one.”

Some of their more notable accomplishments include:
  • Training four new dispatchers in a six-month span, while performing primary duties in the 911 Center
  • Self-Help Renovation of the 911 Center in anticipation of new ergonomic workstations.
  • Never faltered under the pressure of operating with an aging phone/radio system that began to fail on an increasingly frequent basis.
  • Adapted to significant cultural changes as the Department migrated to a more paperless environment
  • Were the calm in the storm as they dealt with a workforce of patrol officers in which 60% have less than 2 years’ experience
  • Successfully collaborated on a plan that led to a smooth transition from the Sheriff’s Office dispatching for Suisun City from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. to the Suisun City Police Department once again running a 24/7 Dispatch Center on Jan. 1, 2007.

Suisun City Police Cadet of the Year Announced

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City Police Chief Ed Dadisho has announced selection of Cadet Brittany Hern as the Police Department’s Cadet of the Year for 2006.

“Cadet Hern has thoroughly impressed me with her total dedication to all aspects of law enforcement,” Chief Dadisho said. “It is rare these days to see a young lady so poised, polished and eager for new challenges.”

Among her many accomplishments this year, Cadet Hern
  • Volunteered to work hundreds of hours as both a Cadet and Dispatcher Trainee
  • A “quick study” who has easily grasped the complexities associated with being a Cadet and Dispatcher, she is 90-95% complete with both programs
  • Has been an integral member of the team assembled to overhaul our Property and Evidence Program. Completed data entry into Excel databases for thousands of inventory items
  • Assisted Field Training Officer Coordinator in the redesign of the Field Training Officer Manuals, once again proving her eagerness to help no matter what the task