Original release (February 8, 2016 3:04 p.m.):
Captain Lisa Hannon, the Commander of the Parkville Precinct, has issued several Commander’s Awards for exceptional police service in 2015.
Officer Goorevitz is part of the Parkville Precinct Outreach Team. During 2015, he was the precinct’s “go to” officer for community complaints, crime prevention and various inquiries. He was able to successfully handle a wide range of issues important to the community such as neighbor complaints, landlord/tenant disputes, solicitors and animal complaints. Captain Hannon stated that he is “truly an asset to the department and to precinct eight”.
IST (Investigative Services Team)
Out of the 41 robbery cases the Parkville Investigative Services Team (IST) investigated in 2015, only seven remain open. The unit’s thorough investigation of these incidents exceptionally cleared 21 cases and another six cases were found to be false reports. Investigative work by IST also helped identify the suspect responsible for multiple shed burglaries in the Parkville area. This dedicated group of detectives is an asset to the precinct and the community that it serves.
CAT (Community Action Team)
During 2015, the Parkville Precinct Community Action Team (CAT) did a fantastic job of patrolling areas of concern within the precinct such as Oakleigh Station and the McClean Boulevard area. They were also detailed to Wilkens / Precinct 1 several times to assist with crime suppression initiatives. Because of the team’s expertise, they were called upon to assist in deployments to Baltimore City. The team also won the Community Policing Award for their work reducing crime in the Parkway Crossing Shopping Center.
Patrol – Shift Two
Led by Lieutenant Chemelli, this group of dedicated officers made a commitment to connect with the community and to help those in need during the holiday season. It started on Halloween when officers parked their patrol cars in several Parkville neighborhoods, turned their lights on and gave candy out to children. This spirit continued into December when officers adopted two needy families and provided them with gifts and everything else they needed to have a happy holiday. One officer even paid an overdue electric bill for a family that could not afford it.