Jenkins wins state MTLEIRA “Above and Beyond” award for work ethic
Columbus resident Carol Jenkins was given the “Above and Beyond Award” from the Montana Law Enforcement Information & Records Association (MTLEIRA) for her work at the Columbus Police Department.
The award was presented at the MTLEIRA conference in Billings last week, taking Jenkins by surprise.
“It is an honor,” Jenkins said this week. “My thanks to Chief Pronovost for nominating me, and the LEIRA committee for selecting me, to receive the award.”
MTLEIRA stands for Montana Law Enforcement Information and Records Association and is comprised of about 80 people who work in various law enforcement agencies in the capacity of keeping records for criminal justice system information, evidence, civil matters and state and FBI records reporting.
Award recipients are people “who take a positive approach to his/her work in all the different jobs of law enforcement/criminal justice,” according to the MTLEIRA website.
In his nomination letter, Columbus Police Chief Bill Pronovost wrote the following:
“Carol is an amazing employee. She always has a smile on her face and is always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. She does all of the transcriptions of officers reports, victim/witness statements, and keeps track of the calls for service in addition to many other responsibilities.
She is also responsible for reporting crime to the FBI. During our last audit in March, 2015, she was described by the auditor as being ‘amazing.”’
In my 39 plus years in law enforcement, I have had very few employees like Carol. She has a great attitude, never complains, is reliable, dedicated, loyal and has a sense of humor. It is an absolute pleasure to work with her. Carol Jenkins deserves this award.”
Jenkins has worked as a part-time administrative assistant at the department for 14 years.
“I like my job. I like the people I work with. I hope I am being of use,” said Jenkins.