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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month


February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar

February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar
February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar

For your vigilance, insightfulness, and leadership strengths, I want to congratulate you on being selected as the February – 2020 Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month. Lieutenant Wuotinen nominated you for your superb skills identifying and apprehending a wanted individual. Your police perceptiveness combined with your initiative, led to the arrest of a known criminal.
On February 13, you were dispatched to back up a fellow officer on a domestic violence call. Upon arrival to the area, you identified a subject that matched the description of the suspect in the domestic violence call for service. The suspect was released after you verified that he was not the suspect in question related to your call for service. Through your training, experience, and solid police work you instinctively knew that something was suspicious, as the subject did not want to provide his name.
After completing the call for service, you verified the identity of the subject by performing law enforcement database checks. It was determined that the subject was a wanted person on a probation violation out of Farmington Hills Police Department. You then located and re-established contact with the subject based on your initial interview in which the subject was evading questions. You advised the subject that you were aware of his identity and that he was wanted on an arrest warrant. After the subject refused commands and resisted arrest, you quickly applied the physical detention skills that you learned only weeks prior through the Gracie Survival Tactics, resulting in quick restraint and arrest of a wanted individual.
For going above and beyond in your follow-up and for effectively applying the new skills from your training, the Public Safety Team, commends you for your work. Thank you for setting an example as a Sergeant and continuing to provide safety to the Novi community. Congratulations to you on being named as the February 2020 Public Safety Employee of the Month.


February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar

January 2020 - Patrol Officer Matthew Chylaszek and Patrol Officer Jacob Roberts

November 2019 - Michael Bender, Detective

October 2019 - Mike Olando, Fire Protection Officer

September 2019 - Mark Theisen, Captain

August 2019 - Pat Cauchi, Analyst Planner

July 2019 - Fire Protection Officer, Patrick Deneau

June 2019 - Detective Steve Balog

May 2019 - Marshall Johnson

April 2019 - Officer Andrew Toth

February 2019 - Dispatcher Kaplan and Dispatcher Assaf

January 2019 - Detective Jon Zabick and Detective Randy Mince

December 2018 - Records Clerk Sue Hein

November 2018 - Lieutenant Mark Pehrson

Ocrober 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 Michael Bender

March 2018 - Renee Landis

February 2018 - Fire Protection Officer Zahi Kassab

January 2018 - Records Clerk Suzan Yacoub

December 2017 - Public Safety Performance Measurement Analyst Bill Dokianos

November 2017 - Steve Tallman

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

September 2017 - Detective Michael Wilson

August 2017 - Officer Bob Manar

July 2017 - Sergeant Kevin Rhea

June 2017 - Officer Scott Woodley

May 2017 - Officer Julie Warren

April 2017 - Officer Michael Walton

March 2017 - Auxiliary Firefighter Scott Discher

February 2017 - Sergeant Michael Warren

January 2017 - Communications Manager Alan Patterson

December 2016 - Administrative Assistant Renee Landis

November 2016 - Officer Bob Manar

October 2016 - Records Clerk Carol Westfall

September 2016 - Detective Kristie Gruenwald

July 2016 - Officer Alisa Brown

June 2016 - Captain Mark Theisen

April 2016 - Dispatcher Karen Assaf

March 2016 - Detective Kristie Gruenwald

February 2016 - Officer Michael Daisley

January 2016 - Firefighter Greg Lis

December 2015 - Officer Paul Leslie

November 2015 - Detective Michael Bender

October 2015 - Dispatch Shift Leader Janet Kaplan

September 2015 - Officer Brady Rees

August 2015 - Officer Steven Snell

July 2015 - Dispatch Shift Leader Karen Patterson

June 2015 - Officer Josh Chapman

May 2015 - Officer Jon Zabick

April 2015 - Officer Scott Tewes

March 2015 - Officer Joe Carpenter

February 2015 - Officer Jason Bergtold

January 2015 - Fire Captain Phil Duczyminski

December 2014 - Fire Marshal Joe Shelton

November 2014 - Fire Lieutenant Josh Bunse

October 2014 - Officer Patterson

September 2014 - Captain John Martin

August 2014 - Clerk Gerylann Garris

July 2014 - Officer Michael Daisley

June 2014 - Randy Mince

May 2014 - Officer Scott Tewes

April 2014 - Officer Alisa Brown

March 2014 - Detective Kristie Gruenwald

February 2014 - Chief of Police David E. Molloy

January 2014 - Detective Balog