At the regularly scheduled Commission Meeting on Monday, July 25, 2022, Police Chief William Bodenheimer presented Communications Operator Jennifer McDermott with her 15 years of service recognition.
Jennifer McDermott first began her career with the Lake Alfred Police Department on 11/01/1993 as a part time Communications Operator. On 11/14/1994, Jennifer changed status to a full time Operator. On 06/12/1995, Jennifer resigned from Lake Alfred and began employment with Auburndale Police Department as a Communications Operator.
After many years, Jennifer regained her senses and was rehired on 05/30/2007 as a Communications Operator with the Lake Alfred Police Department. On 08/29/2011, Jennifer was promoted to the Communications Coordinator position and remained in that position until taking a full time position with Polk County Emergency Management as a 911 Training Coordinator on 10/02/2016. Jennifer, still remains with the Lake Alfred Police Department as a part time Communications Operator.
During her tenure with the Lake Alfred Police Department, Jennifer was able to educate herself to rise as one of the top people within the communications section of the department. She has continued to be a dedicated employee, even in her part-time role, and has been able to help the department with training and certifications of new employees through her role with Polk County 911 training.
Jennifer has been and is an asset to the City of Lake Alfred, the Lake Alfred Police Department and the citizens of Lake Alfred. We appreciate her professional service over the years and look forward to her continued employment. Jennifer, congratulations on your 15 years of service award.