FARMINGTON — Farmington Police Chief Richard Caton has named Bonnie S. Pomeroy as the department’s Employee of the Quarter for the winter of 2010.
In making the selection, Caton acknowledged Pomeroy, who is one of the department’s secretaries, for working diligently for the last year documenting activities and training related to highway safety. The work was done in preparation for the Maine Law Enforcement Challenge that the Farmington Police Department has participated in for the last three years.
The challenge is sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. Participating towns are grouped by size. Each town’s police department prepares a document outlining the various highway safety initiatives they provide along with training attended by officers in regards to highway safety. The document is scored for statewide and national comparison.
There are highway safety related prizes awarded in the competition. Although Farmington has not finished first in past years, the department has finished well enough to be awarded several thousand dollars worth of highway safety equipment.
This year’s document, prepared by Pomeroy, is better than the ones submitted in previous years, Caton said.
No matter the scores, the object is to provide more highway safety initiatives in the town and to make streets and roads safe. This will help the Farmington Police Department meet it’s mission, “to create a feeling of safety for people within the Town of Farmington.”
With Pomeroy’s help, the department has accomplished that, Caton said.