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Page Police Honor Employee of the Quarter and Give Annual Report

Page Police Honor Employee of the Quarter and Give Annual Report
January 28
13:49 2016


The Page Police Department held a ceremony yesterday to give their annual performance report, show appreciation for and say goodbye to City Attorney Joe Estes, celebrate the Page Animal Adoption Agency’s newly obtained “No Kill” status, welcome the new Victim Witness Advocate, announce they are relinquishing their Drug Enforcement Agency certificate, and announce the Page Police Department’s Employee of the Quarter.

In the annual report, Service Awards were announced, which recapped the employees of the quarter.

Sergeant Sam Myers was the Employee of the Quarter for October-December in 2014.

For 2015, Officer Ann Richey was the Employee of the Quarter for January-March.

Officer Justin Stewart had been selected as Employee of the Quarter for April-June.

For the months of July-September, Administrative Assistant Sandi Klain was chosen to be Employee of the Quarter.

And just yesterday, Communications Manager Charlene Gustaveson was presented the plaque and certificate for Employee of the Quarter for October-December 2015.

The Page Police Department’s annual report can be found on the city website at

Following the report, the new Victim Witness Advocate for the Page Police Department, Jeanee Green, introduced herself to the rest of the officers.

Green will be working out of the Page Police Department’s front office.

One of the officers stated that having a victim witness advocate operate out of the police department will save many people from the stress of having to drive to Flagstaff to seek the services that Green will provide.

As for Joe Estes, Page Police Chief Frank Balkcom showed him how much the police department appreciated his services by presenting him with his “own police uniform.”

The “uniform” was actually a kid’s toy SWAT outfit complete with his own radio, handcuffs, and, “if things get really out of control, his own dagger,” said Balkcom.

Everything was, of course, made of plastic.

The only thing that wasn’t made of plastic was the plaque that Chief Balkcom presented Estes with.

Chief Balkcom also gave Estes a toy SWAT helmet, which each officer wrote their best wishes on.

After Estes received all his gifts, Chief Balkcom then recognized all of Communications Manager Charlene Gustaveson’s hard work by presenting her with a plaque and certificate as part of her award for being selected as Employee of the Quarter.

Page Police also revealed that they will be relinquishing their DEA certificate to exempt themselves from having to euthanize animals.

The meeting then wrapped up when Chief Balkcom offered everyone in attendance some fresh fruits and vegetables or “home cooking,” he joked.

The Page Police Department will also be hosting their next Coffee with a Cop event this upcoming Monday.

The event will be held at Blair’s Trading Post Monday, February 1st from 9:00-10:00a.m.

This is the police department’s fourth Coffee with a Cop event and first one of 2016.  The first three were held at Stix, Ranch House, and Rock’n On.

The event will give Page residents a chance to talk with their neighbors and local police officers over a casual cup of coffee and donuts.

Chief Balkcom said the events are an important part of community policing.

The objective is for the police department to learn how they are doing in the community’s eyes and how they can improve.

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