Volume 1, Number 10 | October 2018
Celebrate Halloween
Costume Contest
DEC employees are encouraged to dress in costumes for Halloween on Oct. 31 (Oct. 30 for B and D Platoons.) Have your photo taken when you arrive for work. By Nov. 8, give your supervisor your vote for the winner, who will get a $2 5 gift card. If you are not dressing in costume, you must wear your proper uniform attire.
DEC will be decorating a vehicle and passing out candy to kids at the Richmond City Justic Center, 1701 Fairfield Way, starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Workers are needed for decorating before the event and passing out candy at the event. Please get your supervisor's OK and email Karen if you are interested.
Congratulations on retirement
Terry Storrs retired on Aug. 31 as a communications officer with 30 years of service.
CALEA assessment of DEC,
Oct. 8-10

Representatives from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be onsite, Oct. 8-10, to examine all aspects of the policy and procedures, management, operations and professional services of the DEC. The assessors will sit in different positions and interview various staff members as part of the assessment.
Special congrats to Kathy Berg, DEC's longest-serving employee, on her 32nd year work anniversary!
September in review
Graduation postponed, trainees start in new program
Because of Hurricane Florence concerns, the 29th Basic Dispatch Academy graduation scheduled for Sept. 14 was postponed. On Sept. 17, the graduates began their on-the-job training under a new pilot program. The Training Department conducted their telephone training process with Chantae Layne and April Tyler.

DEC at first responder events, Community Walk and Health and Safety Fair in September
DEC staff talked with a total of 164 adults and youth during September events, which included the First Responder Prayer Breakfast and Community Day on Sept. 8, City of Richmond 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11, Rosedale area Community Walk on Sept. 25, and the City of Richmond Health and Safety Fair on Sept. 27. Thanks to everyone who helped!

Get your supervisor's OK, then email Karen to sign up
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