Behind Georgetown’s Community Engagement Officer
This Georgetown PD Community Engagement Officer, mom, military kid, and volunteer-enthusiast won an award for exemplary service this year. Here, she tells the View a little about why.
What drew you into law enforcement?
I was 12 when I first interacted with a state trooper in Austin. My family was visiting the Capitol, and an officer in a cowboy hat came up to me and handed me a sticker. As a kid who had seen tons of western-style television shows, I fell in love with Texas police from then on.
What ways are you involved in the community in addition to serving as a police officer?
I do as many as I can! Chase the Chief, Law Enforcement Field Day, National Night Out, safety presentations throughout the city, Citizen Police Academy, GISD science fairs, Blue Santa, Bike to School days, and the Christmas Stroll, to name a few!
Why is it important to you to be so involved?
It’s important to be involved with the youth of Georgetown, and I want to support quality events for kids—this is important to maintain as Georgetown grows.
Tell me about achieving a Community Impact Summit & Cornerstone Award.
The awards ceremony recognizes and celebrates the four cornerstones of health care, education, economic development, and public safety. The awards spotlight leaders who are making a difference in Georgetown’s community. When Chief Nero began speaking and looked at me, I was shocked because I look at what I am doing in my career what we all should aspire to do—serve and protect.
When you’re not working or volunteering, where can people find you?
Spending time with my daughter at Victory Martial Arts. We take classes six days a week! I take taekwondo and krav maga for fun and exercise. Plus, it eases the daily stressors of life.