Photo/Story Gallery 2010
Duty Officer of the Year
This years recipient of the Orlando Regional Duty Officer of the Year is Talena Raiford-Jones. She was nominated by her peers for both her outstanding performance as a duty officer as well as her never ending patience with everyone she comes in contact with. She shows respect, courtesy and empathy with whomever she deals with, whether it is the public, the troopers and officers or her co-workers.
She is always professional, calm and reassuring under stress and is one of the first to come to her co-workers aid should they need it. She has also acted in the capacity of a trainer with new employees, showing them the professionalism and proficiency with which an outstanding duty officer performs their job responsibilities each and every day.
She never shows any aggravation or irritation with her job or the duties required of her. She places the public and the trooper/officer’s safety foremost at all times and it shows in the performance of her job. She is a very respected member of the Orlando Regional Communications center and we are very proud to announce her as the Duty Officer of the Year.
Pictured above: Lt. Mike Roden presents award to DO Talena Raiford-Jones.