Mt. Juliet Police Recognize Employee Achievements at Award Ceremony

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

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Chief Hambrick, Cpl. Christensen, & Lt. Chandler

Civilian of the Year: Sandy Dempsey

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Ofc. Wilhelm, Lt. Chandler, Chief Hambrick, Sandy Dempsey, & Deputy Chief Mullins

Officer of the Year: Officer Jamie Fialkowski

Chief Hambrick, Ofc. Fialkowski, Deputy Chief Mullins, & Lt. Chandler

Chief Hambrick, Ofc. Fialkowski, Deputy Chief Mullins, & Lt. Chandler

Investigator of the Year: Corporal Frank DeRiggi

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Chief Hambrick, Deputy Chief Mullins, Cpl. DeRiggi, & Lt. Chandler

Supervisor of the Year: Sergeant Joseph Riddle

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Traffic Safety Promotion Award: Officer Michael Wentzell (Runner-up: Officer Jamie Fialkowski)

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Lt. Chandler, Ofc. Fialkowski, Ofc. Wentzell, Chief Hambrick & Deputy Chief Mullins

Street-Level Drug Enforcement Award: Officer Michael Cordle (Runner-up: Sgt. Matt Mang & Ofc. Simco Valsaint)

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Lt. Chandler, Chief Hambrick, Ofc. Cordle, & Deputy Chief Mullins

Most Felony Arrests: Det. Corporal James Cothron (Runner-up: Officer Michael Cordle)

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Lt. Chandler, Det. Cothron, Ofc. Cordle, Chief Hambrick, & Deputy Chief Mullins

DUI Enforcement Award: Corporal William Toy (Runner-up: Officer Jamie Fialkowski)

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Lt. Chandler, Ofc. Fialkowski, Cpl. Toy, Chief Hambrick, & Deputy Chief Mullins

Most Arrests: Officer Josh Vanhoose (Runner-up: Officer Michael Wentzell)

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Lt. Chandler, Ofc. Vanhoose, Chief Hambrick, & Deputy Chief Mullins

Chief’s Award: Deputy Chief Michael Mullins for managing the new police headquarters renovations.

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Chief Hambrick & Deputy Chief Mullins

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