Moffat County Sheriff’s staff earns Civilian of the Year |

Moffat County Sheriff’s staff earns Civilian of the Year

Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Tracey Haskell poses with her Female Law Enforcement Civilian of the Year award. She was recently presented the award from Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement.
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CRAIG — Tracey Haskell, an administrative assistant at the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, always has a smile on her face. Her boss, Undersheriff Charlene Abdella, joked that it doesn’t go away, even when she’s mad.

Her constant smile and her service to the sheriff’s office earned her accolades for Female Law Enforcement Civilian of the Year from Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement, a Colorado law enforcement organization. Abdella nominated her for the award.

“It’s a real honor, and I really appreciate the support,” Haskell said. “It means a lot. You feel like your bosses have your back.”

Haskell has worked for the sheriff’s office since October 2015, first as administrative assistant, dealing with records, and now, since May 2017, as an administrative assistant handling civil processes. She draws up things such as eviction paperwork and court documents to be served. She also coordinates the department’s public events, such as the office’s annual golf tournament.

In her position as an administrative assistant in records, Haskell conquered more than 30 years of county records, sorting through piles of paperwork in a dusty evidence room. The work took nine months, and its completion put the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office into compliance with its new record retention policy.

“She maintains a professional, positive and pleasant demeanor at all times, regardless of the situation,” Abdella said in the nomination letter submitted to RMWLE. “It is an honor to work with her every day.”

The award was presented during the organization’s annual conference in September.


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