Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, has named the Idaho State Police one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for 2016.
In a news release, the program cited these highlights of the Idaho State Police’s support of Guard and Reserve employees:
▪ A service member suffered a concussion during active duty training, and her supervisor worked with the medical board to ensure she was provided everything she needed to help her recover, contributing directly to her successful therapy and eventual return to work. Co-workers donated 80 hours of personal leave after the service member had exhausted her leave during her recovery period.
▪ ISP leaders actively recruit Guard and Reserve members.
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▪ The department conducted an online auction to raise funds for an Army National Guard soldier and his military dog, both of whom were wounded in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan. To date, $10,000 has been raised.
▪ Police troopers lined the airstrip with patrol vehicles for the departure of a military employee to Iraq.
▪ One police unit replaced a fence for a deployed service member’s family to help family members feel safer in his absence.