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WPD, NCSO administrative assistant earns Excellence in Service Award

WORTHINGTON -- Barb Hussong was recently recognized for her administrative work for local law enforcement agencies and awarded the 2019 Excellence in Service Award.

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Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel (left) presents administrative assistant Barb Hussong with the 2019 Excellence in Service Award, which is given by the Professional Law Enforcement Assistant Association. Hussong has provided administrative assistance to both the Worthington Police Department and Nobles County Sheriff's Office for 17 years. (Special to The Globe)

WORTHINGTON - Barb Hussong was recently recognized for her administrative work for local law enforcement agencies and awarded the 2019 Excellence in Service Award.

Awarded by the Professional Law Enforcement Assistants Association, Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel presented the award to Hussong, who has done professional administrative duties for both the Worthington Police Department and Nobles County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years.

“I enjoy my position, especially the people that I get to work with,” Hussong said.

As an administrative assistant, Hussong’s duties include answering phones and assisting the public at the Law Enforcement Center; issuing permits/licenses; providing support for the police chief and sheriff; managing the law enforcement’s records management system; providing the Nobles County Attorney’s Office with criminal history, arrest, video and report information; assisting the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force and LEC Joint Powers Board with secretarial work; maintaining the website; supporting office software programs and providing transcriptions of officer interviews upon request.

Appel said Hussong handles her front desk duties with professionalism and routinely puts citizens at ease in what can be tense circumstances.

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“Barb brings amazing positivity to (the Worthington Police Department,” Appel said, adding that she’s a go-to person for anything related to computer programs or documents. “She effectively completes any task with a smile on her face and makes the rest of us - who are fortunate enough to work with her - better.”

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