Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Mt. Juliet Police Sergeant Tyler Chandler has been named Employee of the Year for 2012, and Karen Summey was selected as Volunteer of the Year through the annual Sgt. Jerry Mundy Award.
Chandler has been with the Mt. Juliet Police Department for approximately 9 years and Karen Summey for 7 years. They received the awards at tonight’s Board of Commissioner’s meeting at City Hall.
Chandler currently serves on the department’s command staff and directs the police department’s Community Policing unit, which oversees public affairs, community initiatives, and media relations. In addition, he has been instrumental with the department’s new police radio system that is going live in the near future. Summey is a member of the department’s Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association where she is the coordinator for the program. She has dedicated more than 4,000 volunteer hours to the department throughout her many years of service.
“The Sgt. Jerry Mundy Award is awarded to an employee and volunteer of the year who exemplifies community commitment and dedication that was always inspired by Sgt. Jerry Mundy prior to his line of duty death in 2003,” stated Chief James Hambrick, “This award is given in honor of Sgt. Mundy for his ultimate sacrifice to our community, and both Sgt. Chandler and Mrs. Summey demonstrate true dedication to the City of Mt. Juliet.”
Mt. Juliet Police employees nominated coworkers for the Employee of the Year award, and Police Chief James Hambrick and Public Safety Director Andy Garrett reviewed the nominations and selected each winner. The Volunteer of the Year award was selected by the police department’s command staff.