DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Police Department could soon boast having the best cop in the state of Michigan.
Officer Monica Evans of Local VFW Post 45-53 has been nominated for the annual competition, which is put on by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
Evans has been with the department for 8 years and before that was a teacher for 12 years.
She works in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms division … but is most passionate about her work in Youth Violence Prevention.READ MORE: Looking to Travel? Here are the Latest COVID-19 Travel Restrictions State by State
” …(with) intervention we can redirect those negative behaviors, so encouraging families, parents and young people to understand we all have gifts and talents – so how do we pull that out of them so they don’t feel hopeless,” said Evans.
“I really push for young people because they need our love, our empathy,” added Evans.MORE NEWS: Michigan Lawmakers raise concerns over reports of National Guard troops being served 'raw, moldy food' at US Capitol
Michigan’s officer of the year will be named in June.