In honor of Women’s History Month: A salute to our ‘sheroes’

by L. A. Webb, Director of Police Services

March is Women’s History Month.  The Police Services/Public Safety Department would like to honor the six law enforcement sheroes on our staff. These hardworking, dedicated women definitely have our back!  They provide a variety of expertise with their years of service from military backgrounds and other police agencies:

  • Patrolwoman Mary Pickens has a special eye with her vast experience in special traffic investigations and DUI.
  • Patrolwoman Ursula Jones served as a police supervisor with many dedicated years of service with the Memphis Police Department. Her specialty is weapons and munitions.
  • Patrolwoman Katrina Cobb specializes in background investigations and crisis intervention.
  • Patrolwoman Cathy Smith believes in training and serves as a field training officer.
  • Patrolwoman Sharon Banton is a community liaison who specializes in crisis intervention

As Police Services director and a proud retired Memphis Police Department watch commander who devoted more than 33 years serving and protecting the citizens of Memphis, I am truly privileged to serve with these stellar women and appreciate their steadfast service to our law enforcement community and Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Sharon Banton

Sharon Banton

Cathy Smith

Cathy Smith

Mary Pickens

Mary Pickens

Ursula Jones

Ursula Jones

Katrina Cobb

Katrina Cobb