I am the wife of Curtis Brooks and we have been married for 22 years. I have three children a son-in law and two beautiful grandchildren. I work at Danville Police Department I have been there for 23 years and 9 months. My current position is Youth Engagement Corporal.
Being a Police Officer is seen by all as a man’s job and because of this I have had in the past to prove that I was capable of doing the job as well as a man.
My children are my role models and I always want them to be proud of their mom so I work really hard on my job to make them proud to have a mom as a Police Officer.
I would say to other women seeking leadership position. Never give up. Pray often and go for it. I know that because of my faith I am doing a job I love.
- When I was fresh out of Police Academy and I was released to do Patrol on my own I was dispatched to an alarm call at Value City Department Store. This was about the 5th time that night that that same alarm had went off and our training at that time was to be ready for the unknown. Needless to say I was not ready but I was able to recover safely and we were able to catch that was hiding in the ceiling. If I could do that all over again I would be more focus from the start.
I consider my most significant accomplishment to be planning and putting on Danville’s 1st Youth Police Academy.
Name: S. S. Brooks
Hire Date: 06-01-1995
Years of Danville Police Department Service: 23
Years of Law Enforcement Service: 23
Formal Education: Piedmont Community College and Danville Community College
Job Assignments at Danville Police Department:
School Resource Officer
Youth Engagement Officer