Telecommunicator Kristy Mecum was selected as UIPD’s Employee of the Month for December 2018 for her work after a campus community member was punched by a teenager on the Quad, an incident which prompted the University Police Department to issue a Campus Safety Notice to all campus community members. TC Mecum poured through security camera footage and was able to get excellent images of the teenagers involved, which she distributed to patrol officers. Not long after the images were distributed, police were called to a bicycle theft in progress, and it turned out that the offenders in the bicycle theft were the same as the individuals involved in the battery incident on the Quad. With the suspects identified and in custody, police were able to let the campus community know that there was no remaining public safety threat. This would not have been possible without TC Mecum’s quick and thorough work to help identify those involved.