Police Department Names Officer & Civilian Employee of 2016
Officer Jason Amore was selected as the Bartlett Police Department’s 2016 Officer of the Year for his outstanding performance and work ethic during the past year. He has been a dedicated member of the Bartlett Police Department for the past eight years and currently is assigned to the patrol division. Amore serves as an in-house training instructor and on the police department’s high risk warrant team. During his career, he received two Life Savings Awards in 2014, two Shift Citations and several Employee of the Month awards.
Amore was recognized by his supervisors and peers for providing exceptional service and consistently presenting himself in a highly professional manner. During the past year, he was able to subdue an intoxicated and suicidal subject who charged at him while swinging a large tree branch in the backyard of a residence. Amore and several other police officers apprehended a residential burglary suspect who was hiding inside a closet and another suspect who was attempting to flee the residence.
In December, Amore provided the 5th grade D.A.R.E. students at Centennial Elementary School with a fun-filled presentation about the police department’s warrant team. He allowed the students to put on his ballistic vest and helmet and try out the pole camera. He was able to easily connect with the students by using humor, dancing and playing games with them during his presentation.
In addition, Bartlett Police Department selected Community Service Officer (CSO) John Teevans as the 2016 Civilian Employee of the Year. He has been a dedicated member of the police department for approximately three years.
Teevans was recognized by his supervisors and peers for providing exceptional service and consistently presenting himself in a highly professional manner. During the past year, he took the initiative to clean up an elderly resident’s yard after someone toilet-papered their trees. He also volunteered to dress up in the National Night Out costume at Village Board Meetings and at the Village Church of Bartlett’s summer camp event. Many residents also enjoyed his warm smile and friendly words of encouragement when he directed traffic during the Kickstand Classic Bike Race and the Lion’s Day Dash community events.