September 2018 Employee of the Month

September 2018 Employee of the Month, Aaron Griffin

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Aaron Griffin, a sergeant with the Department of Public Safety’s Missouri State Highway Patrol ─ Training Division, has been selected the department’s September 2018 Employee of the Month.

Aaron is a forward-thinking instructor at the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy, who continuously works to improve training and officer safety. His research determined the traditional approach to vehicle stop training was far too basic. Determined to improve training in what is one of the highest-risk areas of policing, Aaron developed an in-depth, three-day course, "Armed Encounters & High-Risk Traffic Stops," to provide officers with the tactics needed to prevail in an armed encounter during a traffic stop.

This year, Aaron began presenting his course to Missouri law enforcement and immediately received high praise from officers. "My eyes have been opened," said a student from the Patrol’s St. Louis Special Patrol Unit." Another student said, "This is the best training I've ever had." Aaron’s commitment to officer safety and innovative thinking resulted in a new course that will impact generations of officers.

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