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Wylie officer named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

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This past weekend, on Saturday February 8th, 2020, The American Legion Department of Texas, National Security Commission, selected Wylie PD’s Detective Amanda Fields as the 2019 recipient of the “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” for the Department of Texas.

The award was presented during the Opening Session of the Mid-Winter Conference of The American Legion at the Omni Austin Southpark Hotel.

“The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award is awarded to the most outstanding Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Texas. This award recognizes a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. This year’s recipient is a remarkable individual. Detective Amanda Fields has been employed by the Wylie Police Department since 2009 where she showed that her persistence and drive could not be denied. As a patrol officer it was always a struggle to rein her in rather than have to push her to do her job. In 2012 she achieved her goal to become a Crimes Against Persons Detective in which she managed a heavy caseload while serving the needs of the victims. In 2015, the Wylie Police Department identified a need to have a second investigator assigned to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County and Detective Fields was a perfect fit. She flourished in this environment and has had countless convictions on long-term abuse cases. Her diligence furthered the goal of providing safety, healing, and justice for children. In 2017 Detective Fields was able to contact the Dallas Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce and put forth the work to get the Wylie Police Department signed up as an affiliate agency in order to proactively investigate the perpetrators of child sexual abuse, specifically those that use the internet to facilitate these crimes. Within this portion of extra duties, she has also participated in undercover online chat operations with the goal of identifying people that are attempting to meet someone that they believe to be a minor, but are met with investigators.”

Detective Fields was recommended by American Legion Hale-Combest Post #315 Wylie, Texas from 4th District.
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

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