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DPPD, Rotary honor Baumann as Officer of the Month

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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This month, the Deer Park Rotary Club honored Officer Scott Baumann as its November Deer Park Police Officer of the Month. He was recognized by the club and department for being a model officer and a reliable coworker for his peers and supervisors.

Baumann OOMDeer Park Police Chief and Rotarian Greg Grigg presents the Rotary Club's Officer of the Month award to Scott Baumann. An 11-year veteran of the department, Baumann is described as an honorable and exemplary officer by supervisors and peers. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.Sometimes employees go unnoticed because they are so good at what they do, they become almost invisible.

Deer Park Police Chief Greg Grigg said Officer Scott Baumann, the latest honoree for the Deer Park Rotary Club’s Officer of the Month award might have gone unrecognized had he not been nominated by his sergeant.

“Everyone has employees that are always there and never a problem. If they take care of something, it’s never a problem again,” Grigg said. “That is what we have in Officer Baumann.”

Grigg said in Baumann’s 11 years of service to the department, he has not received a single citizen complaint.

Baumann is a model, productive employee that needs little to no supervision, he said.

“He can be counted on to do anything asked of him. He’s never in a bad mood. When he’s asked to take a leadership role, there’s no concern whether his shift will be run properly, smoothly. The decision he makes are good ones. He’s earned a reputation as a go-to officer and one that all supervisors hope to have on their team,” said Grigg.

Since joining the department in 2006, Baumann has earned several awards from the department and community, including the American Legion Officer of the Year award and is a two time recipient of the prestigious Lifesaving Award.

Baumann earned his bachelor of science degree from Sam Houston State University and graduated from the College of the Mainland Police Academy in 2005. He earned his master peace officer in 2015.

He serves the department in several capacities, including the honor guard, accident reconstruction, crisis negotiation and is a field training officer.

“Scott is well respected by management and his peers,” Grigg said. “You would be hard pressed to find anyone who does not have anything but compliments about him. He’s the type that’s often overlooked because he’s always great at what he does.”