|Quality Of Crime Reporting Data Earns Employee Special Award
March 22, 2006 - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam
and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Donna Patty the January
Civilian Employee of the Month. Patty is a TIBRS Auditor and is currently
assigned to the Crime Analysis Unit. Patty has been with the Knoxville
Police Department since December 1990.
Chief Owen said Patty is responsible for submitting KPD crime reports
to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) each month. Those reports
must be reviewed and submitted under strict guidelines established
by the TBI. Patty had set a goal of reducing the number of TIBRS errors
while increasing the efficiency of reporting the numbers each month.
Donna worked with Information Systems to establish a pre-review process
of all TIBRS data.
Owen said, "On January 23, 2006, Donna received a letter from
Jackie Vandercook, TBI Statistics Assistant Director, advising Donna
that KPD had zero errors on the report submitted for December 2005.
To our knowledge, this is the first time since TIBRS reporting began
that any submitted TIBRS report had zero errors."
Mayor Haslam said, "This is another example of our employees
working extremely hard to meet the challenges of their job. We thank
Donna for her continued service to the City of Knoxville."
Chief Owen said, "The absence of errors in the data submitted
by Donna to Nashville is a direct reflection of the dedication to
excellence she brings to the job."
Patty will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor and Chief along
with a free dinner from Ruby Tuesday Restaurant.
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