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Wheaton Police Present Annual Officer, Civilian Employee Awards

Officer, police service representative, administrative assistant and analysts receive recognition from the Wheaton Police Department.

officers and information technology department employees received awards from Wheaton Police Chief Mark Field for their service to the community Friday, June 1.

According to a release from the City of Wheaton, Detective Ted Fanning received the Officer of the Year award for his outstanding, consistent and professional work efforts. Fanning, who has worked for the Wheaton Police Department for more than 12 years, was selected by a panel of prior Officer of the Year award recipients.

According to the release, he "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, according to the release. Thiede, who has served the Wheaton community for more than 23 years, was selected by a panel of prior Civilian of the Year award recipients. Thiede treats all persons with respect, brings a β€œcan do” attitude to her work, and consistently displays a helpful, professional demeanor to all, according to the release.

A Unit Citation award was presented to Administrative Assistant Jo Ann Kujawinski, and Information Technology Systems Analysts Pat Keegan and Kinga Konkel for their 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, according to the release.

Information courtesy of the City of Wheaton

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