In this episode of NacChat, Amy visits with our new #CityofNac Public Information Officer/Community Relations Sergeant, Brett Ayres and learns all about a new position open in our Police Department! Tune in to learn all about this position! If you are interested, please call our human Resources Department at 936-559-2567.
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Amy Visits with our new #CityofNac Public Information Officer/Community Relations Sergeant, Brett Ayres. (1:30)
Brett has been a police officer for a long time, and explains how he joined the Nacogdoches police department and why he chose to be in this field. (1:53)
Brett talks about his family and home life. (2:33)
Amy asks about Brett's Transition from Patrol Sergeant to Public Information Officer and what he likes about the new position. (3:53)
Why is public outreach so important for the police department? Brett explains how our local officers are a part of our community. (5:10)
What a Public Information Officer does for the community on a day-to-day basis. (6:14)
Amy asks, "What is your favorite part of the new position?" Tune in for Brett's answer! (7:18)
Brett explains that cops are real people, too! (8:10)
Did you know there is a new position in the police dispatch department? Brett explains the duties of a Communication Operator. (9:20)
Would you make a good Communication Operator? Brett discusses the qualifications for this position. (10:50)
What kind of training does a Communication Operator go through? (12:26)
Amy and Brett discuss the benefits of working for Nacogdoches Police Department. (13:21)
What keeps people from working in this position? Brett tells Amy about why people shy away from this job and what it is really like to work in this department. (14:50)
Brett gives his honest opinion of Amy's new chairs! (16:30)
Amy Mehaffey began her work with the City of Nacogdoches in July 2015. Prior to this, she worked as a 4-H Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. In this role she did marketing and promotion for the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and served as the event coordinator for Texas 4-H Roundup, the agency’s largest event. Amy graduated in May 2015 with her PhD in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences with an emphasis in youth development. During the pursuit of this degree she also received a certificate in Prevention Science and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Previously, she completed a Master’s of Science in Agricultural Communications at Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s of Science in the same field at Texas Tech University. Amy is also a freelance photographer and enjoys Texas A&M football in the fall. She is married to John Michael Mehaffey who is a professor of Animal Science at Stephen F. Austin State University. They are proud parents to Hattie Mae Mehaffey, born September 1, 2016 and are expecting another, Hunter Leigh Mehaffey in July 2018.