Woodstock Police Department Public Information Officer and Crime Analyst
What is your background?
As public information officer, I serve as a centralized source of information for the media, community, businesses and organizations. I work to plan media releases, special events, engage citizen participation, advertising and community outreach. I also administer the department’s social media outlets to further provide information to our citizens.
As the crime analyst, I am responsible for maintaining, analyzing and distributing information, which includes incident reports, accident reports, crime data and traffic data. I strive to identify patterns and trends in order to help the department maximize the use of all departmental resources.
Describe a typical day on the job.
My job varies from day to day. If an incident occurs where the media, residents or businesses may reach out for information, I assist in facilitating the dissemination of that information via established outlets. Most days, I am in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other software platforms tracking trends, patterns and statistical data.
What is your background?
I was hired in 2007 after graduating from Berry College with a major in government and a minor in legal studies. I obtained my paralegal certification at Kennesaw State University in 2010 and completed Reinhardt University’s Police Academy to become a sworn peace officer in Georgia in 2011.
What events are you excited about?
While it is not a part of my job duties, I am proud to volunteer my time serving as the secretary of the Woodstock Public Safety Foundation. Our mission is to essentially serve those who serve our community. We will have our annual golf tournament in the fall, and all proceeds will directly benefit the programs of the foundation. We also will have our third annual car show for Team Ezra at the end of October. Ezra, currently battling a brain tumor, is the 6-year-old son of a Woodstock police officer. Please look for information on both events at www.woodstockga.gov/psfoundation, and join us if you’re able!
What do you like most about your job?
The people. I love Woodstock, and I love the Woodstock Police Department because of the people.
What are your goals?
My goal, generally, is to make each day count. I strive to make a positive impact on my community, my workplace and my personal life. I believe God has called me to be a servant. With his guidance, I’ll continue to serve to the very best of my ability wherever God leads me.
Describe one of your favorite trips.
I’ve traveled on a mission trip to Kenya with Be Free Revolution, a nonprofit organization based out of Memphis. I actually got engaged in Kenya when my husband surprised me! We currently sponsor a BFR scholar going to college there.
How do you spend free time?
My spare time is spent with family and friends. I am the proudest wife to my husband, Justin. I’m also the proudest mother to my son, William, who is 4 years old. Justin is a pastor of a church in Canton and also owns a local moving company. My son keeps us busy with super heroes, transformers and Hot Wheels. I enjoy anything outdoors and going on new adventures with people I love.