|Civilian Employee of the Month for December 2013 - Mechelle Mattson
Mechelle Mattson has been the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), and the primary support for the Investigative Support Center at HIDTA since October of 1999. She is responsible for many duties at HIDTA including, but not limited to, RISSafe-CLEIN Operations Registrant, El Paso Intelligence Center Clan Lab System Coordinator, Accurint, Lexis/Nexis Database Coordinator, Executive Board liaison, and assistant to Director Tom Gorman. In her role with RISSafe and CLEIN, Ms. Mattson is responsible for managing deconflcition amongst drug investigations in the state of Colorado, as well as the Rocky Mountain region. Throughout the country and from time-to-time, drug investigations conflict with each other, jeopardizing undercover officers and covert investigators. Ms. Mattson is responsible for notifying investigators of potential conflicts and preventing minimum case disruption, but more importantly, officer on officer confrontations.
Ms. Mattson is tasked with coordinating and managing the Executive Board quarterly meetings, including scheduling, recording and reporting minutes, and updating and informing the Board of changes and updates. She maintains the employees’ handbook, policy and procedure manual, and calendar for the Director. She is committed to her role with the City and County of Denver and the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, and is commended for her commitment to the support of drug investigations throughout the State of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.
It is with great pride, therefore, that the Front Range Task Force and Rocky Mountain HIDTA honor Ms. Mattson as Employee of the Month.