Jeanie Biskup seems to have done it all after working 25-years in management for the Lodi Police Department. She’s not an officer, but has been a services manager or most recently classified as a management analyst.
“They are the catch all,” City Manager Rad Bartlam said, meaning that the management analyst’s job is to pick up duties that don’t quite fit on other employee plates.
What that has meant for Biskup is a long list of contributions to the department and, well, popularity. The community room at the police station was overflowing Thursday with people wanting to wish Biskup well in retirement.
Chief Mark Helms rattled off many of Biskup’s work: Crime prevention unit, field evidence technician, police volunteer supervisor, public information office team member, community improvement/code enforcement, animal services, council communications, mobile food vendor ordinance, crime prevention fair organizer, computer system changeovers, developed new radios, coordinator of Every 15 Minutes at the high schools, special event coordinator, built the department website, wrote Behind the Badge features for the Lodi News Sentinel, administered customer surveys, Crime Stoppers board member and Lodi Police Foundation board member.
And there’s more.
Biskup completed the LAPD West Point Leadership Academy in 2004. She oversaw the partners volunteer program, developed Neighborhood Emergency Training, was nationally recognized for her work on National Night Out coordination.
Biskup was Lodi Police employee of the year in 1994. She received the Meritorious Service award in 1994 and 2009. She won the Chief’s Award in 2000.
Quite a career. Here’s a blurry photo I took at Thursday’s retirement recognition with Biskup and Chief Helms.