Meet Officers Noble, Scott, and Gordon
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 1:15pm admin
Three New Faces in the MVPD
The Mountain View Police Department has grown by three new officers since the summer. Howell County News had a chance to meet them all on October 9. Though the three new officers are all from diverse backgrounds and experience, each of them agrees that Mountain View is a community where they feel honored to work.
Officer Lisa Noble joined the department on September 15, and is the newest recruit. A Mountain View native, Officer Noble’s background is in law enforcement. Formerly, she worked as a bailiff at the Howell County Courthouse. Life as a MVPD officer is more her speed.
“I like the adrenaline,” she said.
Citizens will find Officer Noble working late evening and overnight shifts.
“I’m proud to be here, proud to serve the people of this community,” she said, “This is home for me.”
Officer Dawnesha Scott began her time with the MVPD as a full time officer, but currently serves as a reserve officer, working about two shifts a week. Originally from St. Louis, Officer Scott completed her law enforcement training in Springfield and still commutes from Springfield to Mountain View.
She says the current tensions between the African American community and law enforcement inspired her to become a police officer.
“With everything going on with the police, people are losing their trust in [law enforcement]. I thought, if they saw one of their own, it would bring trust and good relations into the community,” she said.
As to how she ended up in Mountain View specifically, Officer Scott said she is glad she followed Officer Gordon’s recommendation and applied here. The two were teammates at the academy. Like most anyone who moves here from the city, Officer Scott has found life in the Ozarks to be a bit of a culture shock, but she says she likes Mountain View and has found the community to be very welcoming.
Officer Timothy Wade Gordon originally hails from Peace Valley. He is comfortable in Mountain View because he knows the area, the people, and their troubles, he said.
He enjoys working drug enforcement cases.
“I think it makes a difference,” he said, “It’s my thing.”
For Officer Gordon, his interest in law enforcement has only grown the longer he is on the job, and he has enjoyed a good reception from the community and his colleagues.
“I think we have a great team,” he said, “I like Chief [Perkins]. This suits me well.”
Officer Gordon will most often be found working evening and overnight shifts.
by Amanda Mendez, publisher