left to right: Sellars, Holcombe, Porter, Kirk, Resendiz
POCAHONTAS, AR. Dec. 2— BRTC’s Law Enforcement Training Academy currently has 5 women enrolled in its Basic Police Training Course 2020-B. All of these women feel that they have a lot to offer this male-dominated profession. They all strongly desire to be a help to their communities and role models to young girls.
Brianna Porter of the West Memphis Police Department previously worked as a pharmacy technician and a crisis counselor but felt that she could be more effective in her community as a member of the police force, so she enrolled in the BRTC’s LETA program. Officer Porter’s goal is to become a federal agent.
Casey Sellars of the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department served the United States military and is currently seeking a Bachelor of Criminology. After completing her LETA training and criminology degree, Officer Sellars would like to work in Criminal Investigation as a CID detective.
Abi Resendiz, originally from Uruapan, Michoacan (Mexico), moved to Arizona when she was 3 years old. She moved to Arkansas when she was 14 and became a United States citizen the October of 2019. She is employed by the Sherwood Police Department. Her desire as an officer is “to be the voice and have someone’s back.”
Rachel Holcombe is working for the Marion Police Department. Officer Holcomb wishes to keep her daughter and others safe by serving the community in which she lives. She would like to continue to advance her career in the Marion Police Department.
Stephanie Kirk of the Blytheville Police Department has dreamed of being in law enforcement since she was a small child and feels that it is her calling. She desires to advance her career by becoming CID detective.
BRTC is thankful that these women are willing to risk their lives to serve their communities and would like to congratulate them on their achievements. For more information about the BRTC’s LETA, visit https://blackrivertech.org/academics/service-programs/leta.