Officer Bryant Mosley recognized as LPD’s Employee of the Quarter

Published 9:00 am Saturday, November 5, 2022

On Wednesday, Chief Lou Dekmar presented Officer Bryant Mosley with the Employee of the Quarter award.

“One of the best aspects of my job is recognizing the numerous employees that we have that step up every day to do excellent work, and Officer Mosley is certainly one of those,” Dekmar said.

The award is voted on quarterly by the department for excellent work as well leadership within the community.

Dekmar said Mosley was recognized for his work as a school resource officer and L.E.A.D.S. instructor. As an instructor, Mosley helps provide the L.E.A.D.S. curriculum to local elementary schools in Troup County.

“In addition to that, Mosley is very active in community events and also assists with calls when call volumes are up. So, for all those reasons and more, he was recognized,” Dekmar said.

Mosley said it felt good to be recognized.

“I’ve always been in service and wanted to help and do things like that,” Mosley said. “It was good to see the reaction from the kids — it’s letting me know that I’m making a difference, I’m making a change and I really enjoy my time doing it because it’s all about them.”

He said he truly believes that the youth are the future.

“You’ve got to invest in them and bring positive energy to them,” Mosley said.

Mosley is the SRO for Ethel Kight Elementary School. He said he loves being able to be a positive role model for the students and believes the interaction between the students and SRO helps parents and students feel like they can trust him.

From Mosley’s background as a licensed mental health counselor, he is often called upon to help with mental health incidents and interventions, according to Dekmar.

“We are progressing, adapting and getting trained, knowledgeable officers to come out understanding how to deal with people of different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities, so we can be of service and help them feel safe,” Mosley said. “I think my skillset allows me to just be a vessel of God’s word and just continue to carry it forward.”

Recently, Mosley completed his hostage negotiators course so that one day he might be a negotiator in LPD’s emergency services unit. He is working to complete his doctorate of philosophy in psychology from Northcentral University to further himself as a mental health professional and as a police officer.