FLAGSTAFF POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL REPORT 2015 2015 City Managers Excellence Award Detective Nick Jacobellis
Detective Jacobellis has been with the Police Department for over 10 years. In the last year alone he investigated over 313 felony cases. Recently he was the lead investigator on two very serious crimes against children, one in which a step-father abused a three-month old. This case required several trips to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to complete the investigation and confer with the victim’s mother. The second investigation involved a fatal car accident in a parking lot with a four year old victim. Nick did everything possible on these cases to accommodate the victims and their families. Nick was also point on a large scale fraud case, a $1.8 million gold and bullion scheme with dozens of victims. In addition to his dedication to being a detective, he finds additional time to train and qualify the officers of the department as a firearms instructor. Nick’s dedication to our mission, teamwork, and attention to detail made him worthy of this recognition.
2015 City Managers Excellence Award Lieutenant Paul Lasiewicki Lieutenant Paul Lasiewicki was honored along with several other City staff members for their dedicated service to all City employees through the Customer Service Team. The team organized recognition events for City Staff. They team has taken the Team Flagstaff motto of we make the City better and been leaders in our organization in the areas of rewards and recognition, training, employee survey and customer service best practices.
2015 VFW Officer of the Year Detective Casey Rucker Detective Casey Rucker has been employed with the Flagstaff Police Department for over 14 years. He began in patrol and was promoted to Corporal/Detective in 2005. His file is full of commendations for his quick actions to include jumping into a motor home that was on fire and driving it away from the gas pumps, to catching burglars who ran from him. He has received accolades for his attention to detail and investigative skills, which have led to numerous convictions of violent offenders. Casey is actively involved in training both our officers and those of other agencies. During his tenure Casey has served in several specialty assignments including: Crime Free Multi-housing, Northern Arizona Street Crimes Task Force, and Field Training Officer. He is a board member of the Page 14
The Flagstaff Police Department is pleased to present the 2015 Annual Report.