The Mobile Police Department has named Lula Thomas the Civilian Employee of the Month for June 2020. Nearly 20 years ago, Thomas joined the department. She is currently assigned as the community resource officer for the Financial Crimes Detail. She is recognized for coming in early every morning to disinfect the office space in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It is to her credit that not one person in the Financial Crimes Unit displayed symptoms or contracted the virus during the time frame of March, April and May 2020, according to Thomas’ supervisor. This is largely contributed to Thomas constantly wiping door handles with disinfectant wipes and spraying the same, which are generally the areas that are in most contact with personnel assigned to the facility.
Thomas’ supervisor also said this vigilant act and dedication may seem trivial to some. However, it made a significant impact with stopping the spread of the virus, at least at their location that houses more than 35 employees.
A typical work day for Thomas is assisting walk-ins, answering phones, and taking complainant reports. She also covers the front desk duties as needed.