APO Ed Pouncey was selected as the Sully District Police Station’s Officer of the Month for April. He was honored at a recent meeting of the station’s Citizens Advisory Committee.
Writing the letter nominating Pouncey for this award was retired 2nd Lt. Boyd Thompson, currently a logistics technician with the station. He said he chose Pouncey because of his “outstanding and dedicated service to the maintenance of the Sully District Station cruiser fleet, over the past three years.”
According to Thompson, Pouncey has “faithfully reported to duty every Monday since his retirement — and then comes in additionally every Tuesday and Wednesday, if needed,” to assist him on a variety of tasks that are critical to maintaining the police station’s vehicle fleet.
“Ed ensures that cars requiring routine service, or in need of repair, make it to Jermantown Garage,” wrote Thompson. “And he stays around throughout the day to ensure that any cruiser that has its service completed is returned to service immediately.”
Thompson also noted that, in addition to that task, Pouncey performs several other duties. These include tending to camera- and radio-repair issues, traveling throughout the county to do tasks such as trail-bike maintenance at the Newington Facility, and waiting for job repairs which ensure that cruisers do not have to be placed out of service.
“Ed is also counted on by others at Sully to retrieve items, whether at OSB [the Police Department’s Operations Support Bureau] Headquarters or even at the airport,” wrote Thompson. “He also is very active in training and routinely signs up for classes at the Criminal Justice Academy. And he even finds time to volunteer for Police Auxiliary-related training [and handle] volunteer requests, on occasion.”
“Without hesitation, Ed’s commitment leads to excellent cruiser-fleet readiness, on a day-in, day-out basis,” continued Thompson. “And this is key to our station maintaining a fleet of ready cruisers with little or no down time. His assistance allows me to focus on other critical issues, knowing that our fleet is always in good hands.”
Counting Pouncey’s Auxiliary time prior to becoming a sworn officer, he was recognized in 2017 as having volunteered more than 5,000 hours. So, wrote Thompson, “It is an honor and a privilege to recognize APO Ed Pouncey for his commitment as the Officer of the Month for April 2018.”