Congratulations to September’s First Responder of the Month, Sergeant Tammie Thomas of the Tucson Police Department!
Sgt. Thomas is Operation Division South newest supervisor tasked with training our new sergeants during a 12 month long training program designed to provide our front line officers the most appropriate supervision to best serve the community. Additionally, Sgt. Thomas participates in The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) which is the first organization established to address the unique needs of women holding senior management positions in law enforcement.
The general purpose and mission of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, is to promote the ideals and principles of women executives in law enforcement; to conduct training seminars to train and educate women executives in law enforcement; including but not limited to the areas of leadership, management, and administration; to provide a forum for the exchange of information concerning law enforcement and generally fostering effective law enforcement. NAWLEE also provides mentoring opportunities for women in mid-level management positions and those new to senior management positions and senior management roles.
NAWLEE provides opportunities for men and women in senior management positions to better understand how to retain and mentor women in their organizations. Sgt. Thomas takes a lead role in conducting and coordinating portions of these seminars and has also taken a leadership role in establishing a part-time bicycle unit in Ops South to better engage with the community and to focus on quality of life issues.
Sgt. Thomas leads by example both the men and women who serve the citizens of Tucson every day.
Listen to Sgt. Thomas's full interview here: