|Two Employees Honored For Their Service to the Department
June 27, 2006 - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam
and Chief Sterling Owen named June Fulford and Karen Mitchell the
Civilian Employees of the Month for April. Ms. Fulford has been with
the department since May 1982 and Ms. Mitchell has been with KPD since
Owen said that Ms. Fulford and Ms. Mitchell are an invaluable part
of the police department. They process the payroll for approximately
500 KPD employees, both uniform and civilian. They are cross-trained
to perform all functions within the Budget and Payroll office. They
also maintain records of all KPD uniform expenditures and work to
ensure officers receive their maximum uniform allotment.
Chief Owen said, "Both of these employees acted quickly and
proficiently to process the paperwork to enable our officers to
respond to the plea for help during the Hurricane Katrina Crisis
as well as the paperwork performed here in Knoxville with the flood
of displaced citizens."
Mayor Haslam said, "We are grateful for their dedication to their
job and to the citizens of Knoxville. They are deserving of this special
Chief Owen said, "Due to their hard work, the office runs efficiently
and smoothly. They are exemplary employees and are deserving of
the Employee of the Month award."
Both employees will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor
and Chief along with a free dinner from Ruby Tuesday Restaurant.
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