Message from the Chief Of Police
OUR POLICE EMPLOYEE SUPER STARS 2018!
Our Entire Code Compliance Team - was selected as our “Employee” of the 1st Quarter for 2018. The team completed a Commercial Corridor Inspection Plan which entailed the inspection of over 440 properties throughout the City; finding and correcting over 500 violations. It has been said that “a rising tide lifts all boats” and that is the primary goal of the Code Team. Enhancing the properties (commercial & residential) within the City raises property values for everyone. The proof is in the numbers as our City has enjoyed rising property values for seven (7) consecutive years!
Officer Michael Havemann was our Officer of the Quarter (2018 2nd quarter) based on his work ethic as he performed his road patrol duties while, at the same time, completed the tasks of a Field Training Officer (FTO) for new police officers and teaching self-defensive techniques for the entire Department. In addition, he found time to be an active member of the Countywide Taskforce which combats Gang Activity; a rising problem here in Broward County.
Evidence Technician Laurel Sheley was selected as our Employee of the Quarter (2018 4th quarter) for her diligent work in her new assignment as our Evidence Technician. This was “outside her wheelhouse” but she jumped at the chance to try something new. This task is a demanding and critically important assignment for courtroom purposes and for Accreditation. This high liability role protects the integrity of our criminal cases and the Department’s ability to partner with the State Attorney’s Office to prosecute the criminals who do harm. Ms. Sheley hit the ground running and has not stopped. She earned high praise from the Accreditation review team in February.
Officer Kevin Loughran was our Officer of the Quarter (2018 3rd quarter) for his excellent work in keeping our streets safe from the tragedies of drunk driving. From February to October of 2018, he made over 133 arrests, 54 of which were directly related to impaired driving. More important, he actively trained other officers in the challenging field of DUI Investigations. Finally, Officer Loughran was a trainer in our Active Killer Program and provided this intense training to our local schools.
Officer Kevin Loughran was our Officer of the Year for 2018. Take the above information (3rd Quarter award) and add more DUI arrests, more training of new officers and current officers, more Active Killer Training and more relentless dedication to our community. When we say relentless, he was just that throughout 2018; almost like the “Energizer Bunny”! He was selected by his peers for this honor because of their respect for his work ethic. At the close of 2018 Officer Loughran had over 170 arrests, many DUI related, in his effort to keep our streets safe from the tragedies of impaired driving.
We congratulate the above employees for their incredible work ethic and dedication to making our community a safe place to live, work and play. They, along with the entire team we have at WMPD, make me so proud to wear our uniform!! It confirms that “Life’s Just Better Here”!
As always, the Wilton Manors Police Department is at your service day or night, 24/7. Feel free to visit us in person at our Front Desk in City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive. The LOBBY hours are Monday-Friday 7am-10pm and Saturday 10am-5pm; the lobby is closed on Sunday.
Also browse further on our website at www.wmpd.org for all the information you need to contact us or to report code issues.