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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month

January 2019

Employee of the Month Zabick
Public Safety Employee of the Month - Jon Zabick, detective
Employee of the Month Mince
Public Safety Employee of the Month - Randy Mince, Detective

I wish to extend my appreciation and congratulations to you on your nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employees of the Month – January 2019.  Both of you were nominated by Detective Jeremy Stempien for your diligent efforts on a recent case.  The Public Safety Innovation Committee selected you for your quick thinking, superb interview and interrogation techniques, and relentless follow-up on a serious crime investigation in the City of Novi.

On Friday, January 25, 2019, at 7:59 p.m., Novi Officers took a lobby complaint regarding threats made to conduct acts of violence at Novi High School.  As a result of the initial investigation, both of you responded to the Novi Police Department on Saturday January 26th and began investigating the complaint.  Detective Zabick preserved all electronic correspondence through the social media site which lead to valuable information, from the media provider, identifying a possible suspect.  Detective Zabick along with Detective Mince responded to the suspect’s home and conducted a thorough interview regarding the threat to the high school which lead to a full confession.  The suspect was arrested and Detectives secured a three count warrant for the following charges:  False report of a felony, false report or threat of a bomb/harmful device, and malicious use of telecommunication services.  The suspect was ultimately arraigned on the warrant and received a $10,000 cash or surety bond no 10% allowed with restrictions and transported to the Oakland County Jail.

Detectives Mince and Zabick, you enhance the image of the Novi Police Department and the investigations team.  Your attention to detail, excellent work ethic, and relentless follow-up resulted in the apprehension of the suspect involved in making serious threats to the Novi High School.   The quickness and thoroughness of your investigation highlights the Novi Police Department’s stance on any threats made to the Schools within the City of Novi.   The full-time fire and police command officers and administrators congratulate you on being named Public Safety Employees of the Month – January 2019.  

Previous Employees of the Month

December 2018 - Clerk Sue Hein

November 2018 - Lieutenant Mark Pehrson

October 2018 - Police Cadet John Reid

September 2018 - Patrol Officer Matthew Chylaszek

August 2018 - Sergeant/Training and Standards Brian K. Woloski

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