Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Twenty-four achievements were recognized at Mt. Juliet Police Department’s annual Department Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 20, 2014. The Award Ceremony was held at Mt. Juliet’s Rutland Place banquet room and was hosted by the department’s command staff.
“Today we recognize the outstanding efforts of the men and women of the Mt. Juliet Police Department,” said Chief James Hambrick. “The determination of our sworn and civilian employees, in keeping Mt. Juliet’s citizens and visitors safe, is commendable. They are committed and work hard every day to ensure Mt. Juliet is one of the safest communities.”
Officer Jonathan Wilhelm, who just returned from military deployment overseas, was honored at the beginning of the ceremony. He recognized employees Sandy Dempsey and Kristin Short, who were extremely supportive and organized his care packages throughout the year.
Top achievements were awarded to:
Sgt. Jerry Mundy – Overall Employee of the Year: Corporal James Christensen
Civilian of the Year: Sandy Dempsey
Officer of the Year: Officer Jamie Fialkowski
Investigator of the Year: Corporal Frank DeRiggi
Supervisor of the Year: Sergeant Joseph Riddle
Traffic Safety Promotion Award: Officer Michael Wentzell (Runner-up: Officer Jamie Fialkowski)
Street-Level Drug Enforcement Award: Officer Michael Cordle (Runner-up: Sgt. Matt Mang & Ofc. Simco Valsaint)
Most Felony Arrests: Det. Corporal James Cothron (Runner-up: Officer Michael Cordle)
DUI Enforcement Award: Corporal William Toy (Runner-up: Officer Jamie Fialkowski)
Most Arrests: Officer Josh Vanhoose (Runner-up: Officer Michael Wentzell)
Chief’s Award: Deputy Chief Michael Mullins for managing the new police headquarters renovations.