Civilian of the Year
Ms. Sarah Leist of the Intelligence Operations Division was named Civilian of the Year.
The MSP Civilian of the Year Award is named in honor of the late Floyd R. Bell Jr., a 42-year employee of the MSP, who continuously demonstrated commitment and dedication to the department and his community.
Leist serves as a departmental analyst for the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center in the Seventh District where she’s helped develop drug enforcement cases, assisted in cold case homicide investigations and played a pivotal role in more than 15 human trafficking operations.
In her community, Leist helped form a non-profit organization specifically for new moms and dads struggling through their child’s early years. She is a Limited License Mental Health Counselor and a member of the American Counseling. She volunteers at her local humane society with her children and is very involved in 4H. Leist joined the MSP in 2017.