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Mesquite Police announce the 2012 Officer and Employee of the year

posted Jan 31, 2013, 2:32 PM by Kimberly Otero   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 2:04 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Mesquite Police Department announced Officer in Charge (OIC), John Woods, as the 2012 Officer of the Year, and Evidence Technician Janice Jones as Employee of the Year.

 OIC Woods began his law enforcement career with the City of Mesquite 12 years ago when he was hired as a corrections officer for the City Jail.  Following 6 years of service at the Mesquite Detention Center, Woods attended the State of Nevada Police Academy in Carson City, Nevada and transferred to the Mesquite PD Patrol Division.  Woods has served on several special assignment teams and currently serves as a training officer for the Department.  Born and raised in Mesquite, Woods’ commitment to the citizens of the Valley is demonstrated in the tenacity with which he approaches his work.

Janice Jones began her career with the Mesquite Police Department as a dietician at the City Jail in 1995.    Janice currently serves as the Department Evidence Technician, who catalogs, stores, maintains records, and property placed in the department’s evidence vault.   Janice is also a Records Clerk, whose duties include answering phones, registering guns, finger printing, and assisting citizens who come into the police department with requests for information.  Janice has always gone above and beyond in her work and is highly admired by her co-workers.

“These recipients exemplify the highest level of commitment to our department while upholding the department’s Mission Statement of providing proactive services with professionalism, honor and integrity,” said Chief of Police Troy Tanner.