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Employee of the Quarter
Employee of the Quarter (January 2013 - March 2013)
Acting Sergeant Stransky

Congratulations to Acting Sergeant Jason Stransky #57, who was selected as the Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2013!  Acting Sergeant Stransky is a veteran of the department who displays a professional demeanor to the public and keeps his composure during high stress incidents. A/Sgt. Stransky has been the acting Sergeant on midnight shift since December of last year.  This is his second time as Acting Sergeant for our department. 

A/Sgt. Stransky has been acknowledged by his fellow employees for his professionalism and action during a fatal hit and run accident on 02/27/13.  A/Sgt. Stransky arrived on scene and assisted other officers with providing medical attention to a subject that was struck by a vehicle.  He also secured the scene, coordinated an ISPERN, contacted KCART for an accident reconstruction, and coordinated canvasses for witnesses and surveillance video.  The suspect was later identified and located.

A/Sgt. Stransky is also a Lead FTO, Range Instructor, and a member of ILEAS (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System) Mobile Field Force (Region III North).  Please assist us in congratulating Acting Sergeant Stransky #57 as the Employee of the Quarter for the 1st Quarter of 2013!



Employee of the Quarter (October 2012 - December 2012)
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Congratulations to Detective Sergeant Jeff Ricedorf #49 who was selected as the Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2012!  Det. Sgt. Ricedorf has worked diligently in our Investigations Department with no additional personnel to assist him.  He has kept a positive work attitude and has assisted with Patrol coverage as well.  His tireless work efforts have helped us solve several key cases, while prioritizing and maintaining his case load.

Employee of the Quarter (July 2012 - Sept 2012)
Officer Robert Kaleta

Congratulations to Officer Robert Kaleta #56 who was selected as the Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2012.  Officer Kaleta demonstrated a proactive approach to policing the business district along Douglas Road by interacting with the business owners and fostering positive relationships.  Officer Kaleta shared the concerns of the business owners as well as the information he obtained with his co-workers which allowed the entire Montgomery Police Department to work together to address the necessary issues.

Employees of the Quarter (April 2012 - June 2012)
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Congratulations to Ofc. Randy Podschweit #84, and Dispatchers Donna Hogle #10 and Jenny Rizo #72 as employees of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter of 2012. On June 24th of this year we received a 911 call for an unresponsive child found at the bottom of a pool. All of their expedited responses directly help save the precious life of this child.
Dispatchers Hogle and Rizo initially received the 911 call at our dispatch center. Their combined efforts assisted in expediting the response of EMS and Police to the residence. They remained calm and performed their jobs well under pressure and assistance arrived in under 4 minutes.
Ofc. Podschweit immediately responded to the address to offer assistance. He arrived on scene and administered life-saving CPR without hesitation. He maintained his composure and offered assistance until medics arrived.
We wanted to say thank you for doing a fantastic job on this call.

Employee of the Quarter (January 2012- March 2012)
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Congratulations to Ofc. Jon Fritz #54 for being selected as the MPD Employee of the Quarter (Jan-Mar) 2012. Ofc. Fritz received multiple nominations for his dedication and hard work in his traffic enforcement and education efforts. Ofc. Fritz’s involvement and enthusiasm is appreciated and benefits all patrol officers. Listed below are a few of the items Ofc. Fritz has completed in the first quarter of 2012.

  • Counted and observed traffic patterns in heavy traffic flow areas of the Village.
  • He has developed and maintained the relationships with other organizations, such as AAA Motor Club. He remains in contact with them for future joint projects.
  • He has assisted in developing the Traffic Division and Citizen Traffic Complaint Form on the Village website.
  • He has coordinated the monthly Traffic Training scenarios for the department. He sends out a training question which requires responses from the officers. He then sends out the correct answer using the ILCS and other pertinent resources.
  • He is one of the driving forces behind the new MPD department bi-monthly newsletter titled, “MPD Traffic Flow.” He also incorporates a “Traffic Trivia” question for all to think about and answer. .
  • He helps determine the strategic location of the mobile radar trailer throughout the Village.
  • He assisted in the first driving simulator presentation at the Oswego Public Library – Montgomery Campus. This presentation was in conjunction with AAA.
  • He spoke with representatives from local media regarding our traffic and education efforts at the Oswego Library Presentation.
  • He has spoken with Village civilian personnel to map and mark locations throughout the Village.
  • He has secured promotional items from IDOT to increase public education for the motoring public.
  • He has coordinated our Memorial Day Click It or Ticket campaign.

Ofc. Fritz has used his expertise in traffic and shared it with the entire department. His work has helped further educate our entire department and benefitted the Village of Montgomery.


Employee of the Quarter (October 2011 - December 2011)
Officer Greg Mayyou

Please congratulate Ofc. Mayyou #51 as the MPD Employee of the Quarter for Oct-Dec 2011.  Ofc. Mayyou #51 is an extremely attentive employee who recognized our Department needs for updated and revised reports.  He took it upon himself to do this and used his technological expertise to assist all department members.

Ofc. Mayyou #51 then reorganized the updated reports in the report writing room. He alphabetized and labeled the shelves with the updated forms.  He eliminated the outdated forms and helped determine what was really needed.    Ofc. Mayyou #51 did all of this without being prompted to do so.  He has also helped dispatch updating reports and is willing to help other departments do the same.  Ofc. Mayyou continues to update our forms in this on-going process which benefits all of us.