Honoring a Legacy of Service: Pam Navey's Retirement from the Statesville Police Department
Last week (December 28, 2023), the Statesville Police Department and the community it serves came together to celebrate the remarkable career and retirement of Pam Navey, a dedicated and passionate Community Resource Officer with over 40 years of experience in the criminal justice system in Iredell County.
Navey's journey with the Statesville Police Department spanned an impressive decade, during which she played a pivotal role in strengthening connections between law enforcement and the community. Her unwavering commitment to public safety and her tireless efforts in community engagement earned her not only the respect and admiration of her fellow officers but also the affection of the residents of Statesville.
Chief David Onley, who has worked alongside Navey for many years, spoke highly of her exceptional contributions during her tenure. "Pam is a true asset to our department and the entire community," Chief Onley remarked. "Her dedication to fostering trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the public has been instrumental in making our city safer and more united. There is not a problem that comes to our department that she does not have a group or someone to reach out to that can assist with the issue. Her legacy will continue to inspire us all."
In recognition of her service, Navey was presented with a glass plaque, symbolizing her years of dedication and hard work. In addition to the plaque, she received a custom-made blanket throw featuring enlarged photographs that capture various moments in her career.
Navey's retirement marks the end of an era in the Statesville Police Department, but her impact on the community will continue to resonate for years to come. Her commitment to building bridges and fostering trust will serve as a lasting legacy, inspiring future generations of officers and reminding us all of the importance of strong community partnerships in law enforcement.
As Navey begins this new chapter of her life, the Statesville Police Department extends its deepest gratitude and wishes her a fulfilling and well-deserved retirement. Thank you, Pam, for your service, dedication, and unwavering commitment to our community. You will be missed, but your legacy will forever be a source of inspiration.
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