December 2012

Officer Kelly Vandermaiden Mrs. Deb Beebe
It is with great pleasure that I announce that Officer Kelly Vandermaiden and Mrs. Deb Beebe have been selected as Employees of the Month for December 2012.

Officer Vandermaiden joined the Quincy Police Department on January 3, 2000, and attended basic police training at Police Training Institute, University of Illinois, in Champaign, IL. She is currently assigned to the department's Pro-Act Unit; additionally, she has served the department as a Patrol Officer and Elder Service Officer. Deb Beebe formerly worked in the City's IT Department and transferred to the Quincy Police Department as Pro-Act Assistant on May 18, 2009.

Officer Vandermaiden and Mrs. Beebe have been selected as Employees of the Month for their continuous work throughout the calendar year to promote the Quincy Police Department. They work countless hours both on and off duty. They attend functions outside normal business hours to accommodate clubs, organizations, and numerous community entities in order to promote a positive image of our department.

This year alone, Kelly and Deb were able to coordinate enough events on behalf of the Special Olympics to achieve the goal of fundraising over $15,000. Their efforts not only benefit our department specifically, but they positively influence the recipients of the money raised for Special Olympics Illinois. Due to their efforts this year, our department's name will appear on the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run t-shirts in 2013. At the same time, they still do the daily work of coordinating Crime Stoppers and Neighborhood Watch, teach DARE, conduct public service announcements and community presentations, along with a myriad of other duties. Their hard work and dedication reflect positively on our department and they deserve to be recognized for their efforts.

Please join me in congratulating Officer Vandermaiden and Mrs. Beebe as the Quincy Police Department's December 2012 Employees of the Month.

Robert A. Copley, Chief of Police