UPD Honors Officer and Employee of the Year
Posted: March 27, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Muneeza Alam
The University Police Department (UPD) has honored police sergeant Willie Morton with the Officer of the Year award, and senior dispatcher Lori Logan with the Employee of the Year award.
“It’s a great honor to receive the award, but I feel it should go to everyone in the department. We all work hard and do our best to make George Mason a safe place to go to school and work,” says Morton.
Along with organizing the annual Victim/Witness Run/Walk at George Mason, Morton serves as a recruiter at off-site job fairs, organizes special events such as the Fairfax Fourth of July Parade, conducts training sessions, helps develop department policies, and is a vital collaborator on the department’s accreditation process. “Sergeant Morton has consistently gone above and beyond his regular job expectations,” says police chief Mike Lynch.
Senior dispatcher Logan, a graduate student at Mason, recruits and trains new dispatchers and trains police officers in the use of the statewide and national criminal justice computer networks. “Lori continuously goes the extra mile for the benefit of the department, as well as the university,” says Lynch. Logan also volunteers her time to Action in the Community through Service as a crisis call handler for a non-profit organization in Prince William County.