Nikki Hodge, Assistant to the Executive Director of Public Safety, was selected as UIPD’s April employee of the month for her efforts in improving the police officer testing and interview process. Recruitment and hiring in law enforcement is a monumental task, and one that is very important to ensure that the department is delivering the highest quality of service now and in the future. University hiring rules and regulations can oftentimes be very difficult to navigate, and Nikki has become the point person. And through all this, she has also been extraordinarily helpful in organizing pieces of the Community Police Academy, including the last-minute pieces to ensure that the participants have a good experience. Nikki’s efforts to improve UIPD’s hiring processes and coordinating community outreach has been instrumental to the department’s present and future success.