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Posted on: May 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Jackson Police Dept. names 2023 Employees of the Year

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Three police department employees are being recognized for their service to the Jackson community. The Jackson Police Department (JPD) recently held their annual awards banquet where they honored the work of three staff members. 

Officer of the Year: Tyler Panther 

  • Officer Tyler Panther is currently assigned to a night shift patrol. He started with JPD as a cadet in 2018. After completing police academy training in 2020, he was promoted to police officer.

Civilian Employee of the Year: Kaytlin Steverson

  • Kaytlin has worked for JPD since 2017. She currently serves as the Administrative Secretary to the Director of Police and Fire Services.

Reserve Officer of the Year: Nikie Oechsle

  • Nikie has worked as a reserve officer since 2019. 

The Jackson Police Department is regarded as being one of the most professional and well-trained departments in Michigan. “These three employees are part of a dedicated team that goes above and beyond everyday to serve Jackson residents and keep them safe,” said Elmer Hitt, Director of Police and Fire Services. “I thank them for their continued leadership and dedication to the community.” 

Jackson Police Department Employees of the Year- 2023

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