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trophiesI am pleased to announce the following selections for Employees of the Second Quarter 2017 for the quarter ending June 30, 2017.

Deputy Jason Gregory was nominated by his supervisor and has been selected as Deputy of the Second Quarter 2017.

While assigned to Corrections C Team, Deputy Gregory has always stepped up to the challenge. He has demonstrated a desire to learn and do as much as he can and is willing to assist the Team Commanders in developing deputies and building team morale.

A former Portsmouth Police Officer, Deputy Gregory understands the importance of teamwork in law enforcement. He has taken the lead in assisting fellow deputies with their off duty arrests, providing guidance with the paperwork or advice based on his experience. Deputy Gregory is also instrumental in helping his co-workers with NSO computer applications and is always willing to lend a helping hand. He often volunteers for transports, hospital watches and other duties.

In line with developing deputies, Deputy Gregory has proposed a merit program to the Team Commanders that is based on jail training; when a specialized task is satisfactorily completed, a badge would be earned. The goal is to encourage deputies to learn more and promote competition. His idea is currently a work in progress.

Off duty, Deputy Gregory volunteers at his son’s school. He is an active participant in the school’s W.A.T.C.H. Dog program and Career Day. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and a reservist, he takes pride in his desire to help others – both sailors and deputies alike. He is often found assisting citizens that are stranded on the road, or providing directions.

Deputy Gregory is truly a dedicated law enforcement professional. His supervisor was honored to nominate him as the C Team candidate for Deputy of the Quarter.

Ms. Leslie Garrett was nominated and selected as Civilian of the Second Quarter 2017.

Leslie was hired in July 2016 and was assigned to the Community Corrections division. While assigned there, she assisted the Assistant O.I.C. with the Work Release side of operations. In this position, she devised a spreadsheet to track candidates in the Work Force program to better match them up with jobs available, increasing the longevity of inmates on jobs. She also tracked the required documentation for employment to help obtain any and all documents that the inmates needed for a prospective employer. She conducted interviews with the new admits to the program expanding on skills that they may have left out of their application and assisting them with their resumes. In May 2017 she was moved to the Programs Division in Community Corrections to work with the internal jail programs and assist in updating and tracking jail program attendance and teaching schedules. She continues to improve the efficiency of the Programs Office daily.

Mrs. Garrett is a native to Norfolk and graduated from Norview High School. Her father retired as a Norfolk Fire Fighter after 41 years and her sister retired as an Ops Officer with the Norfolk Police Department which instilled a sense of duty to the City of Norfolk in her. She started her service to Norfolk by joining the Norfolk Police Department in 1981 where she served until an unfortunate on-duty vehicle accident caused her to seek a career change. After a long hospital recovery, she worked for the Planning Department in the office of Zoning with the City of Norfolk. In 1997 she was promoted to Zoning Enforcement Coordinator and assisted with building permits in the office and in the field. Here she became a special officer and conducted Code Enforcement Inspections, Bar Task Force and Convenience Store Task Force inspections. After over 33 years of service she retired from the City of Norfolk and applied for a job with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

In her spare time, she supports her son who obtained his Masters of Arts from George Mason University and currently works in the corporate offices of Dollar Tree in Chesapeake. She has also made local news by adopting a hospice Rot/Mastiff mix as well as organizing a pet supply drive for the Norfolk Animal Care Center. She has participated in Relay for Life for the past seven years and is an active member of the FOP Lodge 3 and Emerald Society of Tidewater, supporting all local first responders. She enjoys baking, shopping and hanging out with family and friends. Leslie is truly an asset to her community and the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Community Corrections Division and is well deserving of a Civilian of the Quarter nomination.

Also nominated for Deputy of the Second Quarter:

  • M. Deputy Calvin Armstrong
  • Deputy Mychal Edwards
  • Deputy Royce Mader
  • Deputy LaMarquis Myles
  • Deputy Dornesha Smith
  • Corporal Robert Thomas
  • Deputy McKinley Weathersby

Also nominated for Civilian of the Second Quarter:

  • Chase Cordell
  • Brenda Hallman
  • Belinda Hooker
  • Robert Hudson
  • Melissa Sims

Many former Employees of the Quarter continue to demonstrate excellence and the committee recognizes their enduring contributions to the organization.

Thank you to ALL employees who were nominated for Employee of the Quarter. All individuals nominated are to be commended for your dedicated performance!

Awards will be presented at a later opportunity to be announced.

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