The Berlin Police Department's BEST program, which began in January, was designed to increase the amount of recognition department employees receive for outstanding performance and leadership.
To that end, Detective Sean McMahon, a 32-year veteran of the department, has been named “Employee of the Quarter.”
A press release signed by acting police chief Chris Ciuci states: "Sean’s peers overwhelming nominated him for this distinction. Sean is a stalwart of our Detective Bureau and has mentored many acting detectives and supervisors over the course of his career."
A write-up detailing some of McMahon’s notable work during the second quarter was included with the press release. It reads:
"Over the past three months there were a number of calls for service where Detective McMahon assisted our patrol officers during the evening hours. One occurred on May 26 and involved an active fight between two individuals near a Berlin Turnpike business. Detective McMahon responded to the location, separated the individuals, and played an integral role in the subsequent domestic violence arrest.
“On June 19, Detective McMahon engaged in a foot pursuit after responding to an active larceny of a Berlin Turnpike business. Detective McMahon successfully apprehended a fleeing suspect, who had trespassed on the property intending to steal catalytic converters.
“On June 25, Detective McMahon responded to the area of Chamberlain Highway and Village Lane after four juveniles driving a stolen car crashed into two other vehicles and fled the scene. Detective McMahon located one juvenile in the nearby neighborhood, pursued them on foot, and was able to make the arrest.
“[Also] Detective McMahon submitted recommendations to improve our department awards program, which included a longevity award pin and certificate that honors our officers time in-service and he also designed a new department challenge coin. Sean is a stalwart of our Detective Bureau and has mentored many acting detectives and supervisors over the course of his career.”