Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Recently, the department honored many outstanding staff members who went above and beyond during 2022. On Friday, December 2, Mt. Juliet Police Department’s annual award banquet was held, and Joy Church sponsored the event.
“Choosing outstanding employees for the year is always difficult, as so much of our team go the extra mile. I am proud of Mt. Juliet’s finest who are deeply committed and work so hard to keep Mt. Juliet safe,” stated Chief James Hambrick.
The year’s top award went to Administrative Services Manager Richard Frankich, who received the Sgt. Jerry Mundy Employee of the Year award. Richard’s work ethic and energy are always focused on the department and community, and he has gone above and beyond in many of his duties and volunteer efforts.
Other staff members honored include:
Supervisor of the Year – Sergeant Sean Ronan
Investigator of the Year – Detective Cameron Smith
Specialized Officer of the Year – Officer Jamie Fialkowski
Patrol Officer of the Year – Officer Jacob Berti
Rookie Officer of the Year – Officer Dylan O’Brien
Reserve Officer of the Year – Officer Jimmy Bancroft
Steve Stepaniak Civilian of the Year – Administrative Assistant Karen Ackerman
Chief’s Award – Codes Enforcement Officer Jacob Smartt
Chief’s Award – Detective Jacob Dean
The below staff members were honored with the Meritorious Award due to an action that made a significant impact where they responded extraordinarily and exceptionally:
- Corporal Sam Elliott
- Detective Jacob Dean
- Officer Robert Ullrich
- Dispatch Lead Joe Lukins