Ofc. Pasley recognized at Woman of the Year luncheon

We are incredibly proud of Officer Latisha Pasley from the Community Engagement Team who was awarded the Heart of the Community Award at the DeLand Woman of the Year Luncheon.
The award was in recognition of the community’s overwhelming response to Officer Latisha Pasley’s nomination for DeLand Woman of the Year. 
Congratulations to all the nominees and the 2023 Woman of the Year, the honorable Rachel Myers.
Learn more about Officer Pasley’s contributions to the DeLand community: 
“Officer Pasley daily works in so many ways to impact our community in a positive way. She is a role model for young women and children of all ages through tireless community outreach work. Specifically, Ofc. Pasley runs the DeLand National Night Out and organizes every aspect of this important community event; she organizes all the vendors and participants. She is a DARE Instructor, and teaches six fifth grade classes per school year which is a lengthy and developed curriculum. Ofc. Latisha Pasley is also running the city DEA Drug Take Back program which keeps dangerous drugs off our streets.
Ofc. Pasley plays a big role in the DeLand Police “Operation Good Cheer” program. This is a very special annual event where the police officers of DeLand Police Department partner with Toys for Tots to provide Christmas gifts to over 450 children every year to help provide a good Christmas to the children of our community. She speaks at many community events such as neighborhood meetings, Crimewatch meetings, tours of the police station and she helps teach the Department’s Women’s Self Defense class. Ofc. Pasley is loved by many in our community.
In short, Ofc. Latisha Pasley contributes to the quality of life for all who call DeLand home. She also is a role model for children and especially women who can see that they too could have a career in law enforcement. She reassures all that DeLand Police is working to protect our community and improve the lives of all.”