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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month

September 2018

Public Safety Employee of the Month Matthew ChylaszekPublic Safety Employee of the Month - Patrol Officer Matthew Chylaszek

I wish to extend my appreciation and congratulations to you on your nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month – September 2018.  You were nominated by Detective Sergeant Kevin Gilmore, Officers Johnson and Bidus, and Sergeant Amanda Kulikowski. You were selected by the Public Safety Innovation Committee for your keen observations, comprehensive roadside investigation techniques, and exhaustive, relentless surveillance from a traffic stop you conducted in the area of Eight Mile Road and Orchard Hill Place.

On September 19, 2018 at approximately 1:30 a.m., you were on patrol in the area of Orchard Hill Place and Haggerty when you observed a suspicious Nissan sedan driving in the area.  You followed the vehicle southbound on Haggerty Road then westbound onto Eight Mile Road before conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle as it turned onto Orchard Hill Place for a second time.  You were able to identify the driver of the rental vehicle and ask pertinent questions including why the driver was in the area.  Due to the suspiciousness of the driver’s activities, driving around a closed business area, you continued to conduct surveillance on the vehicle and driver even after the traffic stop was concluded.  Later on that same morning, Officer Hailey Penzak was dispatched to the Best Buy on Haggerty Road; a burglary was discovered where the suspect entered the business through the roof of the building.  After your shift concluded, you contacted the shift sergeant as well as Officer Hailey Penzak to pass along the valuable information you obtained through your traffic stop and subsequent surveillance.  Because of your determination and diligent police work, the information you provided assisted Officer Penzak with obtaining surveillance photos of the suspects, leading to the identification of one possible suspect.  As a result of your police instincts, two suspects were arrested while committing another breaking and entering.  It was later learned that the two suspects were also responsible for eight previous breaking and entering complaints in Michigan and Ohio.

You enhance the image of the Novi Police Department and exemplify the professionalism of the Police and Fire Team.  Your attention to detail and hard work ethic assisted in the apprehension of the two multi-state criminals.   The full-time fire and police command officers and administrators congratulate you on being named Public Safety Employee of the Month – September, 2018.

August 2018

Public Safety Employee of the Month - Sergeant/Training Standards BrianK. Woloski
Public Safety Employee of the Month - Sergeant/Training and Standards Brian K. Woloski

I wish to extend my appreciation and congratulations to you on your nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month -August 2018. You were nominated by Assistant Chief Scott Baetens and selected by the Public Safety Innovation Committee for the work ethic you demonstrated during the annual on-line CALEA assessment as well as your flexibility during the subsequent homicide investigation that occurred the second week of August - 2018.

You have done an outstanding job displaying leadership, determination, and fortitude throughout a very demanding week. As the accreditation manger, you spearheaded the online assessment and relentlessly completed all the requirements. According to the CALEA Compliance Service Member "Sergeant Woloski's hard work was evident when auditing the files, written directives, and proofs. The organization and presentation of the documents reviewed was exceptional, which made the review a pleasurable experience. Novi was well prepared and the quality of the files was extraordinary. It was a great to work with your agency on this CALEA Annual Review." In addition to this year's assessment being your first you were the acting Detective Sergeant supervising a homicide investigation. The investigation continued throughout the day and night, operating on very little sleep you coordinated our Investigation Section response with the local, state, and federal partners. The person of interest in that investigation was ultimately arrested and confessed to his involvement in the pre-meditated killing of his girlfriend. Although the week was extremely challenging, you remained level-headed and professional. We are fortunate to have you on our team, not only to ensure we follow the best practices in the profession of law enforcement, but to rely on your investigative leadership and guidance.

You are a positive asset to the City of Novi Public Safety team, your hard work, attention to detail, and determination culminated in a successful CALEA reaccreditation as well as a professional and steadfast management of the Detective Bureau during the homicide investigation. The full-time fire and police command officers and administrators congratulate you on being named Public Safety Employee of the Month for August 2018.

Previous Employees of the Month

July 2018 - Administrative Co-Op Jannah Qaqish

June 2018 - Dispatcher Jeff O'Donnell

May 2018 - Officer Julie Warren

April 2018 - Detective Micheal Bender

March 2018 - Administrative Assistant Renee Landis

February 2018 - Zahi Kassab 

January 2018 - Suzan Yacoub

December 2017 - Bill Dokianos

November 2017 - Steve Tallman

October 2017 - Detective Sergeant Scott Baetens, Detective Randy Mince and Property Officer Joe Hetu

September 2017 - Mike Wilson

August 2017 - Bob Manar

July 2017 - Kevin Rhea

June 2017 - Scott Woodley

May 2017 - Julie Warren

April 2017 - Michael Walton

March 2017 - Scott Discher

February 2017 - Michael Warren

January 2017 - Alan Patterson

December 2016 - Renee Landis

November 2016 - Bob Manar

October 2016 - Carol Westfall

September 2016 - Kristie Gruenwald

July 2016 - Alisa Brown

June 2016 - Mark Theisen

April 2016 - Karen Assaf

March 2016 - Kristie Gruenwald

February 2016 - Michael Daisley

January 2016 - Greg Lis

December 2015 - Paul Leslie

November 2015 - Michael Bender

October 2015 - Janet Kaplan

September 2015 - Brady Rees

August 2015 - Steven Snell

July 2015 - Karen Patterson

June 2015 - Joshua Chapman

May 2015 - Jon Zabick

April 2015 - Scott Tewes

March 2015 - Joe Carpenter

February 2015 - Jason Bergtold

January 2015 - Phil Duczyminski

December 2014 - Joe Shelton

November 2014 - Josh Bunse

October 2014 - Steve Patterson

September 2014 - Todd Seog

August 2014 - Gerylann Garris

July 2014 - Michael Daisley

June 2014 - Randy Mince

May 2014 - Scott Tewes

April 2014 - Karen Assaf

March 2014 - Kristie Gruenwald

February 2014 - Brandon Bidus

January 2014 - Steve Balog