Women’s History Month: Detective Angela Anderson

This year, for Women’s History Month, we’re honoring our staff members and female MDT Partners who are truly making a difference in their field.

Please meet Detective Angela Anderson!


  • # of years in this field:

    • 14.5 yrs

  • This year’s theme for Women’s History Month is “Providing healing and Promoting Hope.” How do you provide healing and/or promote hope in your line of work?

    •  When I speak to individuals, whether victims or not, I speak from the heart, and with passion, so much passion that sometimes they are able to see when my eyes well up from that passion and sheer emotion. I express sincere desire to assist with getting those individuals closure whether it be from the arrest of the accused or simply being sincerely empathetic to their situation.

  • What sparked your interest in this field?/ What led you to pursue a career in law enforcement?

    • I’ve always had an interest (since about 6th grade) in being a detective but never really knew that I had to be a patrol officer first! Once becoming a patrol officer, I realized just how much positive influence and encouragement I could have/give to a person simply due to the uniform that I wear. When the position in Detectives became available, I realized it would be the perfect opportunity for me to be even more influential in promoting hope, specifically for victims of heinous crimes.

  • Is there another female in this field who inspired you, or has been a mentor to you?

    • Yes, the actress Mariska Hargitay!

  • If you could give your younger self any advice, what would it be?

    • Not to dwell on the past, be resolved to conquer the tomorrows ahead.

  • What advice would you have for another female considering a career in law enforcement?

    • DO NOT GIVE UP! Put in the work and let your results do the talking.

  • Favorite Quote?

    • ”Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie