Addison names Sampson as employee of the month

ADDISON – An Addison Police Department employee was named Addison’s July Employee of the Month on July 15.

Joanne Sampson of Schaumburg has worked for the police department for almost 10 years. She works as a community service officer (CSO), a part time evidence custodian, as well as maintains the police department’s website. She joined the department in 2004 working part time transcribing police reports. 

“She is the most conscientious and energetic employee I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with,” Deputy Chief Mike Simo said. “We are very proud of her. She deserves it.”

As a CSO, Sampson works with the red light photo enforcement department, where she interacts with the public. Sampson says that is her favorite part of her job.

“Most people don’t know what they did wrong,” she said. “I like helping people.”

Before joining the Addison Police Department, Sampson attended McCormick Junior College and worked as a court reporter, then a secretary.

The award is presented to an employee of Addison every month. A representative from each department of Addison meets monthly to review the applications submitted, Director of Community Relations Don Weiss said.

Applicants are nominated by their peers and the committee of representatives votes on which employee they want to bestow the award on that month. At the end of the year, the 12 winners are up for the Employee of the Year award.