A pair of traffic stops that led to drug charges within days of each other has led to Patrolman Jenna Kiskiel being named the Rome Police Department’s Officer of the Month for February.
At about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 12, authorities said Kiskiel conducted a traffic stop on West Bloomfield Street, during which she noticed the driver was acting deceptive and uncooperative.
Authorities said Kiskiel determined the man had a suspended license, and during the course of the traffic stop, she also determined he had a quantify of Suboxone and drug paraphernalia. The driver was charged.
At about 1:22 a.m. Feb. 15, authorities said Kiskiel recognized a vehicle in the city that was associated with a person who had an active warrant.
Authorities said Kiskiel conducted a traffic stop and found the wanted party in the passenger seat, then also found a quantity of cocaine in the person’s seat. A total of 3.1 grams of cocaine was eventually uncovered and the person was charged, officials said.
Along with those two arrests, police officials said Kiskiel was at or near the top of the department’s arrests and vehicle stops for February, and is a consistent top producer for the department.
“Her knowledge of people and incidents on the streets far exceeds her time on the job,” officials said. “Her eagerness to work and good attitude is contagious among other officers on her shift.”
Kiskiel joined the department in May 2018.