Officer Charlene Collins was recognized by the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club on Thursday, Jan. 26. Collins was awarded a Vocational Service Certificate of Excellence.
Collins has been with the Lewisville Police Department for more than 18 years, starting in 1998. She worked as a patrol officer until she became the Crime Victims Advocate in 2004.
In reading through her numerous commendations from citizens that span from both her patrol days and her current position, the common theme was how caring and thoughtful she was when treating them. One citizen commendation came from a citizen who received a citation.
The Crime Victims Advocate position puts Collins in contact with victims of crimes against others. Collins said she loves her job. She said her favorite part of what she does is helping children get out of bad situations. She works hard behind the scene, according to LPD.
“As a community, we are fortunate to have Officer Collins,” LPD wrote in its weekly department update. “She does so much to help victims heal and recover. She is a true unsung hero who demonstrates Service Above Self in her daily activities.”