MVT Kicks Off Women’s History Month with MPD First District Inspector Tasha Bryant
Friday March 4, 2022
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ll be highlighting some of the many amazing women who serve our community. This week, we’re featuring Inspector Tasha Bryant of the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District. (Editor’s note: Inspector is a leadership rank that is below the role of District Commander and above the role of Patrol Service Area (PSA) Captain; learn more about how MPD’s First District and PSA 101 within which Mount Vernon Triangle is located are structured).
She began her MPD service in March 2004 as a patrol officer in the Fourth District. While there, she twice received the Patrol Service of the Year Award (2006 & 2009) for her work on crime reduction as well as the Community Officer of the Year Award in 2008. Below is our interview with Inspector Bryant.
MVT: How do you feel women in MPD impact the community they serve?
Inspector Bryant: The women at MPD have been the mainstay in the diverse communities we serve. We’ve played vital roles in establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships and networks within those same communities.
MVT: What advice do you have for women looking to get involved in MPD?
Inspector Bryant: Always remain connected to the people. Believe in the work you do. Offer visibility and vocal support. Be a mentor for that next generation by modeling the way.
MVT: What is your favorite part of working with communities like MVT?
Inspector Bryant: We are a team. We discuss challenges. We work together to create solutions that are effective and inclusive for everyone. (Editor’s note: 100% true!)
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MVT CID partners with Inspector Bryant and her MPD colleagues on efforts to promote public safety within Mount Vernon Triangle. Stay tuned for more profiles throughout Women’s History Month on women who are making a difference in our community!