June 6, 2007 - Knoxville Mayor Bill
Haslam and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Diana Duran the
March Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department.
Ms. Duran has been with the department since April 2001.
Owen said that Ms. Duran is currently assigned to the Juvenile Unit.
To ensure that the unit runs efficiently, Ms. Duran has become very
knowledgeable of the juvenile system, juvenile law, Knoxville Police
Department General Orders and Policies, juvenile resources, and
our State Courts. Her knowledge of how the unit is organized and
the resources we can provide to our clients make her a valuable
asset to the Knoxville Police Department as a whole.
Since joining KPD, Ms. Duran has attended the Citizen's Police Academy,
Leadership PLENTY for the Hispanic Community, Child Proactive Safety
Seat Training, and she assists every year with the Domestic Violence
Unit's Family Fall Festival.
Chief Owen said, "Ms. Duran is also fluent in the Spanish language
and is often utilized in assisting with translation for our investigators,
officers, the courts, and transcription of interview tapes. On many
occasions she routinely assists the Knoxville City Court with translation
without any compensation for her services."
Mayor Haslam said, "There's no doubt that Ms. Duran is a valuable
asset to the Knoxville Police Department. We commend her for her
commitment to the citizens we serve."
Ms. Duran will receive a signed certificate from the mayor and chief
along with a free dinner from the Bayou Bay Seafood House.