State Police Troop D
(Oneida, NY – May 2013) New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico commended and recognized 23 individuals and one unit for bravery, investigative persistence, police education, traffic safety, community service and overall exceptional contributions at the New York State Police Annual Awards Day Ceremony May 16.
The 37th annual ceremony, held at the New York State Police Academy, pays tribute to the courage and perseverance of employees and sworn members of the New York State Police.
Robert Shaver, General Mechanic at Troop D, Oneida earned a Civilian Employee Recognition Award. The Civilian Employee Recognition Award is presented to civilian employees who have made significant contributions to the Division of State Police.
Robert F. Shaver serves as the General Mechanic at Troop D Headquarters in Oneida. Since July of 2010, a multi-million dollar construction project has been underway, which includes a new building for the Forensic Investigation Unit, the addition of a new high-tech classroom and high-tech conference room to the existing headquarters building, and a complete interior remodeling of the majority of the existing building, including asbestos remediation and an electrical upgrade. This project is ongoing, and expected to be completed in June 2013.
Shaver has served as the liaison between the facility, the New York State Office of General Services, and construction personnel from all four major contracts (General Construction, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical). In this capacity, Shaver is responsible for coordinating all areas of work within Troop headquarters.
Shaver has served as the primary contact for a myriad of outside vendors that are associated with this project. He Shaver has been fully invested in this project, including such things as coordinating furniture deliveries, meeting with heating controls experts, and making trips to SP Ray Brook to gain valuable knowledge on a new building mechanical unit.
Shaver has balanced the additional responsibility of this massive construction project with his normal duties of supervising three employees and ensuring routine building maintenance, such as cleaning, snow removal, and lawn mowing, continued as required. This also includes yearly maintenance duties preparing two buildings and an exhibit at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.
As a supervisor, Shaver holds his subordinates accountable for their work and treats them with dignity and respect. He has demonstrated this throughout this project. His efforts have ensured that best interests of the State, as well as the sworn and non-sworn employees of Troop D, have been advanced and protected.