On March 7, 2014, Tampa's police chief, Jane Castor, received yet another award for her stellar leadership abilities. The Working Women of Tampa Bay presented Chief Castor with its award in recognition of her position as top cop of the Tampa Police Department.
Leading 1100-plus sworn police officers and a large cadre of civilian police personnel in a large metropolis city such as Tampa has catapulted Chief Castor into the public eye often.
Among guiding her law enforcement agency and its personnel through arduous and painful incidents since she became Tampa's police chief, Castor has implemented an array of programs delivered to the community constituency by Tampa police members.
Chief Castor herself is seemingly omnipresent in and around the city of Tampa. Castor runs in many marathons in the county, volunteers her time to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, competes in bowl-a-thons to raise money for community endeavors, talks at local schools, orates at business luncheons, and meets with myriad other groups for varying purposes.
Last week, Chief Castor was recognized by the Florida Holocaust Museum and awarded the Loebenberg Humanitarian Award on March 3, 2014.
As one of a growing number of female police chiefs around the nation, Chief Castor ostensibly sets the bar high and has at her core existence the interests of the community at heart. It stands to reason that the many awards adorning her office walls support the notion...in addition to her 30-year police career and life experiences.
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