Women in Policing
The Irving Police Department offers outstanding career opportunities for women, thanks to a training program that uses the most advanced technology and equipment. With its strong emphasis on teamwork, two-way communication, productive problem-solving and job security, law enforcement is a fulfilling profession for thousands of women across the country. Female officers have been serving with the Irving Police Department since 1974. Read some of their stories of dedication, honor and compassion.
- Sergeant Kim Williams
- Detective Janaya Frulla
- Officer Carolyn Monson
- Officer Maddison Greene
- Officer Diana Lizcano
I began my career with the Irving Police Department in August of 2002. The hiring process was a positive experience and from the beginning the department environment felt very welcoming. It did not take long before I felt like part of the Irving Police family. During my career, I have worked in the patrol division as both an officer and sergeant.
Additionally, I served for 10 years as an investigator in the special investigations section working vice/narcotics which included undercover work. As part of that assignment, I also worked on a federal organized crime drug enforcement task force focusing on large scale narcotics trafficking.
Currently, I am assigned to the Professional Standards Section as a sergeant where my duties focus on administrative matters. I look forward to advancing my career by continuing to promote and work in other divisions. Over the past 16 years, I have learned the importance of maintaining a balance between professional and personal life. This can prove challenging at times due to the demands of the profession and the nature of shift work. Having the support of family and friends who understand the requirements of the job is essential.
Police work is a truly rewarding profession and the Irving Police Department Is a wonderful place to build a future.
I started as a police officer with the Irving Police Department in October of 2012. I wanted to help people and noticed that there weren't many women in this career, and I wanted to be a part of changing that. I chose the City of Irving because when I rode out for the first time, I spoke to multiple officers that had been with Irving Police Department for over 25 years and still enjoyed working here. I decided to make the move from out-of-state, and everyone here made the transition and hiring process so easy for me.
Most of my career was spent in patrol, but I recently transferred to the Child Abuse Division of CID. I initially thought my personal life would suffer while trying to maintain shift work in patrol but the days off were great and the schedule was easy to work around.
The best advice I can give someone who wants to be a police officer is to just be you. The job is both challenging and rewarding.
I started with Irving Police Department in January 2016 after serving with the United States Army on active duty for six years. I chose to apply with the Irving Police Department because of the professionalism within the officers and the high standards sought from their applicants.
In the future, I would like to transfer to the Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Section as a Child Abuse Detective at the Family Advocacy Center. I am a mother first and a cop second, but both take dedication and diligence on and off the streets. Balancing work and home life takes a chain of support and family but it’s all worth it to be a hero in my kids’ eyes and making a difference within the City of Irving.
I proudly began my career with the Irving Police Department in 2014 and am currently assigned to the Patrol Division. I saw policing as an opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and team-oriented environment.
I was able to apply my interests in chemistry and physics to the law enforcement field by joining our Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in 2016 and am now certified as a bomb technician. I am also certified in accident reconstruction and look forward to working with Irving’s DWI and accident investigation teams in the future.
Although working in law enforcement can be challenging, it is a very rewarding career.
My name is Diana Lizcano, and I started with the Irving Police Department in February 2018. I am currently assigned to the North Patrol Division.
I graduated from Texas A & M International University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. I left my hometown of Laredo to pursue my career in law enforcement. I joined the Dallas Police Department, but after two years I decided to laterally transfer to the Irving Police Department.
I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have become certified with the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association and the Urban Rifle Operators Course. In the future, I’d like to transfer to the Child Abuse Unit.
Adjusting to the work schedule was difficult at first but once I figured it out, I was able to find a good balance between my personal and professional life. The schedule has allowed me to spend more time with my family and friends, give my stepdaughter extra attention and even go on vacations!