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Two Xenia Police officers and 911 dispatcher were recently awarded for their excellence in handling situations involving domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and at recent police awards, Officers Jacalyn Masur and Christopher Reed of Xenia Police, and 911 Dispatcher for Xenia Greene Central Communications, Molly Davis, were awarded.
Davis has more than 12 years of experience in her field, and has been serving victims of domestic violence who call in to Xenia Greene Central Communications for the past two years. Davis is known for her calm demeanor in dealing with victims and the support she provides. Davis was nominated for the award by her supervisor, Mindy Lane, who noted Davis’ ability to keep victims calm and letting them know help is on the way, while getting important information to aid in the situation.
Officer Masur was nominated by Greene County Family Visitation Center, where she been performing extra duty for the past three years. The center is a place victims of domestic violence can go so children can continue to have a relationship with their non-custodial parent in a safe environment. As the DARE officer, Officer Masur knows many of the children and the center said her presence makes them feel more comfortable. Officer Masur sits in on monitoring visits if the center is short-staffed and is known for her supportive and positive attitude.
Officer Reed was nominated by Detective Clay with Xenia Police. Officer Reed has been with Xenia Police since 2011 and his colleagues say he is an advocate for victims of domestic violence. Officer Reed is able to gain confidence and cooperation from victims and follows up to ensure the suspect is apprehended and the victim is safe.
The City of Xenia is proud of the recognition these public servants have received.