Officer Precious Ford of the Santa Fe College Police Department is noted for this recognition in particular for an incident in resolving an altercation. However also noteworthy are Officer Ford’s overall job performance & efforts she has been involved in which demonstrate her commitment to community policing.
In 2014, Officer Ford was driving in Putnam County off-duty returning home. She, along with other witnesses, observed a subject brutally beating and kicking another man on the side of the road. Officer Ford stopped and identified herself as law enforcement to the subject who fled but was apprehended. Putnam County Sheriffs personnel arrived and arrested the subject for robbery and other charges. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office commended Officer Ford for her swift actions and intervention in this incident which prevented further injury to the victim.
Officer Ford has also demonstrated her commitment to community. She has also received kudos along with other SF police officers for several community policing roles. These include supporting the “Wish upon a Star” holiday collection to benefit needy families, accompanying worthwhile dual enrolled high school students to eat and shop in the “Heroes and Helpers” program, assisting with a large American Heroes Air Show, and previously teaching Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) training to community members.
Officer Ford came to Santa Fe College with a lengthy employment in the corrections field. She started as a State certified dispatcher with Santa Fe College in 2012 and was extremely effective in that role. Officer Ford succeeded in following her dream when she applied and was selected to become a police officer in September, 2013.
Officer Ford’s efforts are indicative of overall excellence by all personnel at the award winning Santa Fe College Police Department. SF is proud to have Officer Ford as a shining example of law enforcement at the #1 community college in America, Santa Fe College.