Police Chief Robert Fager presented the Employee of the Month Award to Police Service Officer Lameka Bell.

Lameka has been with the department for 22 years. She works with her partner facility dog Scottie and visits elementary schools teaching personal safety, visiting hospital critically ill patients, attending community events, coaching girls in life skills, organizes fund raising events for Project Opportunity to fund Power Project a Hawthorne youth hockey team, creating the Police Facility Dog Association of which Scottie is the first of his kind in the country.