I always knew at an early age that I wanted to work in the law enforcement field. I was raised with my father being a police officer and my grandparents both serving as Sheriff. My grandmother was the first female Sheriff in the state of Illinois.
I attended Illinois Central College and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from University of Illinois. I have worked for the Illinois State Police Zone 4 Investigations Unit, Peoria Police Department and have been employed since 2008 by the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office. I served as the Domestic Violence Advocate for 5 years and am currently the Victim Services Coordinator. I work with victims from their first encounter with law enforcement to the very end of their criminal case. I also serve as the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office Elderly Service Officer.
I love being involved with many different committees in the community to help support victims. These include: Peoria Community Against Violence (PCAV), TRIAD, Safe from the Start, Community Crisis Center, Peoria County Fatality Review Team, OSF Trauma Recovery Center. I also enjoy speaking around the community to different groups regarding Personal Safety/Identity Theft and how to avoid being a victim.