The OSBI has named Bryan Rizzi as this year's Non-Commissioned Employee of the Year.
Last year, the decision was made to drastically change the case management process within the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Because of Bryan's leadership abilities and undaunted patience, he was tasked with this enormous undertaking.
As Grants Manager, he worked tirelessly to secure funding needed to make the project a success which included the purchase of the ACISS system and funding for evidence data conversion. Bryan also worked with the OSBI ITS Division to identify needed system enhancements.
With funding secured, he established a committee representative of the different positions within the Investigative Division. Each member provided a unique perspective of the investigative and reporting process. Bryan's leadership skills and attention to detail kept this group focused.
His ability to acknowledge the difficulty and stress of institutional change helped guide his decisions and the discussion of the committee on system modifications, template preparation, and ACISS training methods. He emphasized the need to present the material in different formats to best address the learning styles of each employee. In just two months, all investigative personnel were trained on the new system.
His continued dedication to this project and understanding of its importance to the progress of the Bureau is evident in Bryan's resolve to help ACISS users make a positive transition while providing agents another crime fighting tool.
Bryan's work deserves the greatest recognition OSBI offers.