Martha Barton has been named the Civilian Employee of the Month for May 2019. Barton is the office assistant for the Fourth Precinct and has been with the department for 16 years. During the month of May, she distinguished herself by completing her assigned duties at a level that far exceeds expectations of her captain as well as the patrol supervisors.
Barton is referred to as the go-to person not only for the personnel at the Fourth Precinct but several members of the department reaches out to her for information and guidance. She is routinely early for work and is extremely efficient in completing her daily tasks. However, it is often the subtle duties that Barton takes on that many times go unnoticed because of her humble demeanor.
Barton handles the coordination of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant and ensures that the documentation is correct before submitting it to the grants coordinator. She is responsible for all the extraneous paperwork required for the First Report of Injuries and sends it to the proper personnel for processing.
Treating officers like family is what Barton does and she takes a genuine interest in each of them while maintaining a professional working relationship. She provides positive guidance to all office personnel as well as the officers on light duty to keep the section running as smoothly as possible. On top of everything, she still makes time to coordinate visits from area schools with the next door fire station.