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Introducing Detective Gerry Wayne
Officer of the Month – April 2019
Detective Gerry Wayne is Midvale City’s new community-oriented police ofﬁcer overseeing Code Enforcement With the beginning of summer, a new change has been implemented for Midvale City and the Uniﬁed Police Department (UPD). The two agencies have joined forces for the position of code and ordinance enforcement. On May 26, Detective Gerry Wayne was transferred to the Midvale Precinct and began a new chapter in the service provided to the community by UPD. Detective Wayne’s main function will be interacting with the community and enforcing code and ordinance violations. Detective Wayne is a nearly ﬁfteen-year veteran of law enforcement and started his career with Midvale as bailiff before moving over to Midvale Police Department, and then ﬁnally joining UPD with the merger of Midvale Police and UPD in 2012. Detective Wayne has held assignments in K9, community-oriented policing and most recently as the school recourse ofﬁcer at Cyprus High School. Detective Wayne brings a proactive, hardworking and enthusiastic approach to the code enforcement element. Please look for him in your neighborhoods this summer and the months to come and give him a wave and a smile. You’re guaranteed to get one in return.
OFFICER SCOT GARDINER Ofﬁcer Scott Gardiner is assigned to the Midvale Precinct as a Trafﬁc Enforcement/Motor Ofﬁcer. During his time in Midvale Ofﬁcer Gardiner has exhibited an outstanding work ethic and dedication to duty that is reﬂected in his work product. Ofﬁcer Gardiner always has a smile on his face and has an outstanding attitude toward his work. He is compassionate in his dealings with the public and genuinely cares about the citizens he works for. Ofﬁcer Gardiner rides his motorcycle almost every day, even when it is cold and in inclement weather. He routinely volunteers to assist with funerals, escorts, honor guard duties and other motor unit related assignments without complaint and with a willing heart. It is not one single event that sets Ofﬁcer Gardiner apart from his peers, it is the professionalism, dedication to duty and work ethic he demonstrates every day that we recognize him for as the April 2019 Ofﬁcer of the Month!
Officers of the Month – May 2019 DETECTIVES ANDERA DIRKER-GAZAWAY AND JAVIER CHAVEZ On May 29, 2019, CHG Healthcare reported a suspicious circumstance when the driver of a vehicle asked one of the CHG employee’s suspicious questions about the access points and exits and if CHG was a “Healthcare Company.” The driver was wearing military type clothing and made the employee feel very uncomfortable with the questions being asked. After the encounter the employee contacted the security team for CHG to report the encounter. However, she did not get a license plate number or other information that could be followed-up on. CHG security contacted Detectives Andera Dirker-Gazaway and Javier Chavez and expressed their concern about this incident and explained how this occurrence has affected them and their employees. CHG security stated that many of the employees were fearful to come to work. Detectives Dirker-Gazaway and Chavez collected as much information as they could and immediately went to work. Utilizing their network of contacts, Detectives Dirker-Gazaway and Chavez where able to identify and contact the driver of the suspicious vehicle within only a few days. Because of their diligence and hard work, Detectives Dirker-Gazaway and Chavez where able to resolve this case and restore peace of mind to CHG security team and employees. Detective Dirker-Gazaway and Chavez should be recognized for their efforts. Both Detectives continually perform with a tenacious desire to serve the members of the community and demonstrate professionalism and dedication to duty.
Midvale Journal July 2019