Employee of the Month

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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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City of Porterville

October 2012 Employee of the Month

Robert Meier

Police Department

Department Directors for the City of Porterville have selected Officer Rob Meier as the October 2012Employee of the Month.

Rob was born in Fremont, California, and spent time, while growing up, in Denair, California, and Chicago, Illinois, before finally settling in Visalia. He is married to Shanna and he is a devoted father to their beautiful daughter, Jaymee.

Rob Graduated from the Tulare Kings Basic Police Academy in December of 1998 and was hired as a Deputy Sheriff for Tulare County in July of 1999. Rob spent nearly 10 years working as a Deputy Sheriff before accepting a position with the Porterville Police Department in February of 2008. Since that time, Rob has been assigned as a Patrol Officer, a Narcotics Investigator, and is currently assigned as a Training Officer in the Patrol Division.

Rob has excelled in every assignment he has had and routinely goes above and beyond what is expected of him. On September 1st of this year Rob and his trainee were dispatched to a disturbance at a local hotel.  Upon arrival they learned the source of the disturbance was a young girl who was upset. She and her family were displaced due to a residential fire and she was distraught and scared staying in unfamiliar surroundings.

Although the shift was busy, Rob took time to connect with and comfort the young girl displaying a great deal of compassion for her and her family. The parents of the girl were quite appreciative of the concern shown by Officer Meier but his efforts did not stop there.

The following day, Officer Meier returned to the hotel with a care package for the young lady that included pajamas, girl’s clothing, a few toys, and a princess dress. The young girl’s mother called the Police Department stating her family was simply overwhelmed by Officer Meier’s generosity and concern. She further stated that his actions have given her family much needed hope and strength during hard times.  

This incident is simply one example of the type of service Officer Meier is providing to the city of Porterville on a daily basis. It is for that reason he has been chosen for this recognition.


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