December 20, 2004 - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam
and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Jonne Crick as the November
Civilian Employee of the Month for the Knoxville Police Department.
Ms. Crick has been with the department since September 1997.
Crick is the senior crime analyst in the Crime Analysis Unit of the
Knoxville Police Department. In that role, Ms. Crick is responsible
for reviewing crime reports, plotting crime patterns, and developing
crime-fighting strategies for the Criminal Investigations Unit.
Early this year, Ms. Crick began discussions with a private company
on how the police department could benefit from their specialized training.
To secure the training, Ms. Crick immediately began marketing the training
session to the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, the Tennessee
Sheriff's Association, and through NCIC notices to law enforcement agencies
in surrounding states.
Chief Owen said, "Jonne's hard work paid off. Because of her
persistence and marketing, the training session was held in late November
with eighteen attendees from five states plus three additional positions
for KPD personnel."
Mayor Haslam said, "Jonne is commended for her efforts to bring
a nationally recognized training program to the Knoxville Police Department
while saving city taxpayers more than $1,500.00 for KPD attendees.
We appreciate her desire to better the department for the citizens
Ms. Crick will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor and Chief
along with a free dinner from Bayou Bay Seafood House.