CO Hymons is an exemplary employee who consistently sets the example for model behavior at the DEC!
She is always the first to raise her hand when volunteers are sought and always seeks ways to expand her knowledge of Department policies and procedures by asking to assist with supervisory duties or outside training courses.
CO Hymons handled two high-impact incidents perfectly last month that showcase her skills. The first occurred Sept. 8 when an officer advised he was following a larceny suspect who suddenly began running. CO Hymons immediately toned all radio resources, announcing the subject’s pursuit and then adding two additional units to assist and ensuring a field supervisor copied. Throughout the incident, CO Hymons monitored the traffic and ensured the sergeant was notified when the incident ended with an arrest.
The next day, CO Hymons yet again showed off her speedy response when officer attempted to stop a vehicle that was involved in a carjacking earlier that day. As the vehicle took off, CO Hymons immediately toned and dispatched two additional units, copying the field supervisor. Additionally, she toned all channels to advise extreme caution due to the subject possibly being armed with an AK-47.
CO Hymons maintained accurate status of all the units actively involved in this pursuit and search until it finally ended with three arrests. Thank you and good job CO Ortoria Hymons—our Communications Officer of the Month!