Officer George Sandwick was selected as UIPD’s March employee of the month for his consistent and diligent efforts to maintain the safety of our campus community and, in particular, for his work in a recent theft case. A few weeks ago, Officer Sandwick heard unrelated radio traffic that suggested a person who had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all campus property was at the Illini Union. This person had a history of robberies and thefts, some of which occurred near the Illini Union. Officer Sandwick took it upon himself to find that person and, upon speaking with him, discovered that he was in possession of a stolen cellphone. The phone was returned to its rightful owner. This is one recent example of Officer Sandwick’s consistent work to protect the campus community. Through his actions, commitment and work ethic, he is a leader for all members of the public safety team.