Celebrating National Policewoman's Day: A Reading and Discussion with Sarah Cortez and Susana Sanchez
Who are today’s policewomen? Meet the current, strong women of today’s law enforcement for a glimpse into the lives of those who protect you. APD Officer Susana Sanchez, who spearheaded the 2018 Women Warriors of APD calendar, along with other female APD officers will unveil a surprise for their next project. Writer-Cop Sarah Cortez from Houston will also read from her memoir of becoming a police officer (Tired, Hungry, and Standing in One Spot for Twelve Hours: Essential Cop Essays).
Deputy Sarah Cortez is a 24-year police veteran in both state and county agencies. She graduated from Rice University and has two graduate degrees: one in Classical Studies and one in Accounting. She entered public service after a 14-year corporate career. Her literary successes have earned her the title of “America’s Cop-Writer,” although her first love is working as a patrol police officer for Harris County Precinct Four, the largest Constable’s police agency in America, whose head is Constable Mark Herman.
Officer Susana Sanchez is a 4-year police veteran in Austin Police Department and graduate of the UT-Austin McComb School of Business. She was accepted to UT at age 17 and holds a degree in International Business. She spearheaded the 2018 calendar entitled “Warrior Women of the Austin PD,” a phenomenally successful summary of ADP female officers’ compassion, grit, and strength. The Austin Police Department is made up of almost 1,800 officers, covering a city of almost 1 million people. They recently worked hand in hand with the Texas DPS, FBI and other agencies to apprehend the Austin Bomber, successfully bringing that chapter to a close.