Township Honors Police Records Employee for 50 Years of Excellence & Service
It was standing room only at the beginning of last nights Bristol Township Council Meeting, as the township honored a Police Records Administrator for her 50 years of service and excellence.
Retired and current officers came out to celebrate Joan Hackbart’s five decades of service to the department,.
Lieutenant Ralph Johnson, summarized Hackbart’s contributions to the department, over the years.
Its not often in today’s world you get the opportunity to recognize someone celebrating 50 years working for the same company. Its quire accomplishment and we would be remiss not to show our appreciation for such a faithful and dedicated employee, said Johnson.
Hackbart is responsible for the accurate filing of thousands of reports based on police calls, managing the paperwork of between 70 to 95 sworn and civilian police department employees at a time. The amount of information coming in and going out is staggering, Johnson said.
She has created a meticulous and multi-faceted process the immense amount of paperwork that comes in to the police department, officials said.
“Each day Joan brings calm, considerate. capability to the chaos and insures all reports are completed correctly and competently Each day she keeps a mental list of what’s missing from each file of each employee and when she sees then she softly, kindly and considerately reminds them what is missing from their reports or files so they don’t get in trouble ”
“Quietly she sits in her office …but its her excellence at what she does that screams the loudest to mark her accomplishment”
Police Benevolent President, Detective Tim Fuhrmann honored Hackbart’s service achievement for helping the PBA presenting her with flowers.
Council President Craig Bowen said the you could see the love for Hackbart by how many current and retired officers showed up for the celebration.
We officer who retired years ago come out just for this, he said, and that’s all due to Joan’s meaning to the department.
Hackbart, humbly thanked everyone for being recognized and went about her evening as she was surrounded by current and former police personnel who gave thundering