Amarillo Women's Network Honors APD's Captain Elizabeth Brown With Career Achievement Award

AMARILLO, TX - Captain Elizabeth Brown of the Amarillo Police Department was honored with a Career Achievement Award at a reception hosted by and held at the Amarillo National Bank Plaza I Wednesday evening. The award is sponsored by the Amarillo Women’s Network. On January 28th, 2016, Captain Brown became the first woman to reach the rank of captain with the Amarillo Police Department. Captain Brown’s promotion was based on posting the highest score in a competitive examination for a single captain’s position.

According to the AMW web site, the yearly Career Achievement Award Program honors women who have achieved a major career advancement or recognition in their profession within the preceding calendar year. Recipients selected must have achieved a professional milestone or a “first” in their field. The program was initiated in 1981 to honor women and encourage them to seek higher career goals.

Captain Brown has been employed by the Amarillo Police Department since 2000. She was a civilian dispatcher before becoming an officer in 2002. She promoted to sergeant in 2008, and in 2013 became the Department’s third woman to reach the rank of lieutenant and the first female shift commander. She holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Communication from WTAMU.

Captain Brown and her husband Sgt. Wes Brown, also with the Amarillo Police Department, have two children.
In addition to the recognition of Captain Brown, the AMW honored Dr. Dana West, AISD Superintendent, with a Career Achievement Award and DJ Stubben with the Lifetime Achievement Award as an Entrepreneur.
 


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