The event honors the women of the Phoenix Police Department who choose to serve their communities.
PHOENIX — The 5th edition of women in blue A celebration was held earlier this week, honoring these brave women who proudly wear the badge and serve their community.
The event, hosted by the Phoenix Police Foundation, spotlighted women in the force – from newest hopefuls to veterans of the Phoenix Police Department.
Sandy Borbolla received the new “up and comer” award, but she aspires to play an even bigger role in the department.
“I don’t want to cry talking about it, but it’s definitely been a great honor and I’m grateful to my mentors along the way. Once I turn 20.5, I plan to apply for swearing in, a full-time police officer, and then I plan to wait a few years before becoming a homicide detective,” she said.
Borbolla, along with Lt. Sara Fields, finds inspiration on the job, even when tackling some of the most devastating crimes.
“I work with victims of sexual and domestic violence, so I support my detectives so they can do their job, and I make sure that victims who come to our victim center are treated with dignity and respect and ultimately very treated well,” Lt. Fields said. . “I think there is a diverse group of women in law enforcement, we all have different backgrounds and anyone can do the job and we encourage them to do it.”
Echoing similar sentiments, Timothy Thomas, president of the Phoenix Police Foundation, is proud of the women in blue.
“It’s important to recognize women in law enforcement because the smaller percentage changes and grows, they grow and are drawn into the field and recognized for the incredible work they do, just like the guys” , he explained.
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