2016 News Releases

Dodge City law enforcement officer recognized for service to crime victims

Release Date: Apr 14, 2016

Lt. Colleen Brooks-Francis and Attorney General Derek SchmidtTOPEKA – (April 14, 2016) – Lt. Colleen Brooks-Francis of the Dodge City Police Department was recognized for her service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victim’s Rights Conference in Topeka.

Brooks-Francis was presented the Outstanding Law Enforcement Victim Service Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony this morning. Brooks-Francis was nominated by Tiffany Askew, Ford County Attorney Victim Service Unit Supervisor. Additional letters of support were provided by Meadowlark House Child Advocacy Center, Ford County Attorney Natalie Randall and the Dodge City Police Department.

“She is truly the voice for domestic violence victims of child of child sexual assault. Lt. Brooks-Francis is selfless when it comes to her job,” Sgt. Shannon McGee said.

The Kansas Crime Victims Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Sam Brownback. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.

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