The North Miami Police Department’s “Officer of the Month” for September 2012 is Officer Gary Jones who is currently assigned to the Patrol Division, Midnight Shift. He was nominated by Sergeant Diana Roman for his hard work and dedication. Officer Jones has been a Police Officer for 28 years, a North Miami Police Officer for 20 years, and his commitment to Law Enforcement and our Police Department’s mission remains constant.
Officer Jones starts his day by arriving to work with a positive attitude, a demeanor he readily imparts on his calls when communicating with citizens. He also takes a proactive approach to the concerns of the day and offers solutions. As he patrols he is cognizant of his zone’s problem areas and he takes the initiative in solving the same. For example, Officer Jones constantly monitors Motel 7 and has kept the loitering in the area to a minimum. Also, due to the known speed violators who ingress and egress from Interstate 95 onto NW 135 Street and Opa Locka Boulevard, Officer Jones volunteers to conduct speed enforcement details in these areas. He does so by enlisting and motivating other officers to join him. His approach to this problem has kept traffic accidents in the area to a minimum. Officer Jones is also a strong supporter of MADD’s anti-drunk driving efforts and he is readily willing to assist any officer who requests his assistance with suspected offenders.
In addition, Officer Jones is an avid learner and has volunteered to attend an array of police-related schools such as DUI Enforcement and Firearms and Taser safety. He is also a Police Instructor in all of these areas. Most importantly, Officer Jones has attended some of these schools voluntarily during his own time due to scheduling limitations. His diligence in this area has availed us of special knowledge and skills needed during the Midnight shift. Officer Jones is also an exemplary Field Training Officer. He imparts on his PPOs enthusiasm and a professional quality that will continue to have an impact on future North Miami Police Officers.
In short, Officer Jones is one of the most valuable members of our Department and it merits recognition at this time – his 20th year anniversary with the North Miami Police Department.
Officer Gary Jones was chosen as the Officer of the Month for September 2012 and will be honored at the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce luncheon, held monthly at the Miami Shores Country Club on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 12:00 Noon.