Born in Chicago, Chief Thomas has long since made her home here in Knoxville, TN. She has spent the entirety of her 28 years in law enforcement with the Knoxville Police Department. Her love for East Tennessee drives the work she and the Knoxville Police Department do to keep the community safe day in, and day out.
Chief Thomas spoke to us about the challenges law enforcement faces today, the importance of public perception, what it's like to thrive in a male dominated field, and the ups and downs of recruiting. "What really gives me hope is that even though we may have a smaller pool of applicants, our recent recruiting classes truly have a heart to serve, they are here for the right reasons, and here to stay".
Listen below to hear more from Chief Thomas!