News | May 12, 2019

Police Week Spotlight: Kevin Novak

By Dana Thornbury DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

National Police Week takes place May 12 - 18 in 2019. As part of Police Week observances, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime will spotlight officers who selflessly secure and protect the Defense Supply Center Columbus and its people every day.

According to, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

Police officer stands outside door of a police car.
Police Week Spotlight: Kevin Novak
Defense Logistics Agency Police Sergeant Kevin Novak has 20 years combined experience between military and DLA police units, 10 of those years have been at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.
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Meet Kevin Novak


How long have you been a police officer? 20 years combined experience between military and DLA police units.

How long have you worked for DSCC? 10 years

Why did you decide to become a police officer? I wanted to become a DLA Police officer because I served as a police officer in the military (Air Force), and I think it’s a unique and sometimes exciting profession with great camaraderie that takes a lot of dedication and responsibility.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding aspects of my job are protecting and serving those in the DLA community and having the chance to make an impact or help others on any given day.