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Montgomery Officer Honored for Service to Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital

Community Outreach Officer Dana Stroman's accomplishments include helping to change a phone extension to eliminate 9-1-1 hangups and mistaken calls, and organizing monthly senior citizen wellness forums at Westfield Montgomery mall.

1st District Lt. Sonia Pruitt, Officer Dana Stroman, 2nd District Lt. Oneil Ormsby, and 2nd District Commander David Falcinelli. Credit: Montgomery County Police Department
1st District Lt. Sonia Pruitt, Officer Dana Stroman, 2nd District Lt. Oneil Ormsby, and 2nd District Commander David Falcinelli. Credit: Montgomery County Police Department
Community Outreach Officer Dana Stroman recently became the first Montgomery County police officer to receive Johns Hopkins Corporate Security’s Police Officer of the Year Award.

According to the department, the award is presented to a police officer who, when answering calls for service to Johns Hopkins-owned institutions, has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and provided consistent support to Corporate Security and Johns Hopkins personnel. Officers in Howard and Montgomery counties, along with Washington, D.C., are eligible for the honor.

Stroman was selected as the Montgomery County recipient based on her work with Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital. Her contributions included:

  • Working with hospital management to change a hospital phone extension that resulted in inadvertent calls and hang-ups to the 9-1-1 emergency line;
  • Working with hospital security staff to develop a plan to increase safety and security in the hospital’s Emergency Room, and;
  • Arranging for Suburban Hospital staff to take blood pressure readings and provide wellness information at monthly Senior (Citizen) Forums organized by Stroman and held at the Westfield Montgomery shopping center.

In July, Stroman will have been a Montgomery County Police Officer for 22 years and has served as a Community Outreach Officer for 15 years.

The award was presented to Stroman on June 18 during a luncheon at the Copper Canyon Grill in Silver Spring.

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