May Sworn Employees of the Month

Non-Sworn Employee of the Month

Patrick D. Sublette
Missouri State Highway Patrol

May Non-Sworn Employee of the Month

Non-Sworn Employee of the Month

W. Curt Malzner
Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrick D. Sublette, a corporal in the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, is the May 2020 DPS Sworn Employee of the Month for his initiative and leadership in the Digital Forensics Investigations Unit.

As supervisor of the Digital Forensics Investigations Unit, Patrick was tasked with helping to select and train investigators from each troop who would work as part-time digital forensic investigators. Their mission was to aggressively investigate leads related to peer-to-peer online sharing of child pornography and other internet crimes against children.

Patrick traveled across the state, taking a mentoring approach, to ensure the part-time investigators understood the technical aspects of these online child pornography digital forensics investigations. This went beyond child pornography to investigate a suspect’s access to children.

Through Patrick’s leadership and training in 2019, the Digital Forensics Investigations Unit conducted 77 investigations, served 79 search warrants, and made 29 arrests. Officers also identified 23 victims of abuse.

Congratulations, Patrick! You have set an outstanding example for your co-workers throughout the Department of Public Safety.

W. Curt Malzner is the Department of Public Safety May 2020 Non-Sworn Employee of the Month for his exceptional work and commitment to the Patrol and its employees.

As Building and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, Curt is accountable for the first impressions visitors get upon arriving at Patrol General Headquarters. It’s a responsibility he does not take lightly.

On a daily basis, Curt demonstrates takes the initiative to ensure GHQ’s Waggoner Building is spotless and the grounds are trimmed and neat. He also plans carefully during snow events, and he and his crew are on-site weekends and after hours to ensure driveways and sidewalks are clear and safe.

Curt maintains a positive attitude and continuously looks for ways to improve efficiency. He is a leader who encourages team members to be proactive and mentors them put customer service first. Curt also encourages team members to learn all aspects of buildings and grounds work, so they have the opportunity to advance.

Congratulations, Curt! You’ve set an outstanding example for your fellow team members throughout the Department of Public Safety.


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