November 2019
Non-Sworn Employee of the Month

Shelby Lage
Criminal Intelligence Analyst
Missouri State Highway Patrol

November 2019 Employee of the Month, Shelby Lage

Shelby Lage, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has been selected as the Department of Public Safety November 2019 Non-Sworn Employee of the Month. Shelby is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst in the Missouri Information and Analysis Center.

Shelby is being recognized for her incredible work ethic, attention to detail, and dedication during this summer’s Operation HOPE (Helping Oppressed People Escape). Operation HOPE was a three-day statewide effort to ensure the safety and well-being of Missouri foster children.

More than 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers, and members of other organizations were involved in this massive effort that located and recovered 23 runaways, rescuing many from abhorrent conditions.  

Beginning on Aug. 6, Shelby voluntarily traveled across the state as an essential part of the Operation HOPE team. She was always among the first to arrive at the operation command posts and did not leave until operations concluded for the night. Working with such a large number of investigative teams, along with requests for information and leads on all the cases would have overwhelmed most people. However, Shelby was calm, professional and highly organized throughout the operation.

Shelby made sure that all follow-up work was competed and everyone got the care and attention they deserved. Shelby’s work was not only exemplary, she played a vital role in this large operation that successfully recovered 23 children. 

Thank you, Shelby, for your outstanding work to protect Missouri’s young people. You’ve set a remarkable example of public service for your teammates throughout the Department of Public Safety!

The Missouri Department of Public Safety. Many Missions. One Team