The Mobile Police Department issued the following release on the officer of the month:
MOBILE, Ala. – Tiffany Monte has been named the Mobile Police Department Officer of the Month for March 2019. Joining the force in October 2015, Monte patrols the Fourth Precinct. She is commended for her proactive policing techniques within her beat, which has led to several drug seizures and arrests. In addition to servicing 65 calls and 21 backings, Monte made 16 felony and 24 misdemeanor arrests.
On March 10, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., she initiated a traffic stop at Moffett Road and Tareyton Drive on a 2002 white Cadillac Deville for a traffic violation. A strong odor of marijuana came from the vehicle as Monte approached it. The occupants were detained and the vehicle was searched for contraband. Monte found a large plastic bag filled with marijuana, 25 Xanax bars, and a 44 caliber handgun stolen out of a residential burglary in September 2018. Two people were arrested on warrants that included attempted burglary and the stolen weapon.
On March 22, 2019 at approximately 2 a.m., Monte was checking Langan Park for suspicious vehicles when she pulled up on a vehicle and noticed the driver looking back at her. She observed him throwing a black 40 caliber Taurus handgun out of the driver’s side window. It was determined that he was on federal probation for several other firearms charges from previous years. The driver was arrested for certain persons forbidden and transported to Metro Jail.
The Mobile Police Department will honor Monte at the Officer of the Month Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at noon. It will take place at the Azalea City Golf Course Club located at 1000 Gaillard Dr. The Midtown Optimist Club sponsors the luncheon each month.