February Partner Spotlight ~ Judie Townsend
Judie Townsend is a Special Investigator for Child Protective Services where she has worked for the past 10 and a half years. Prior to working with CPS, Judie began her long career in 1990 working for the communications department of the Cass County Sheriffs Office, followed by joining the Atlanta Police Department in 1995. In 1996, Judie enrolled in the Northeast Texas Police Academy and began her law enforcement career with the Seven Points Police Department in 2000 and quickly became promoted to Sergeant. A few years later Judie transferred to Gun Barrel PD and began working in the CID Department where she worked alongside CPS in crimes against children cases. This experience led Judie to her current position of Special Investigator with CPS where she is still working today. Judie has spent her entire career fighting for her community and abused children and has earned a great deal of respect from her colleagues. We are incredibly lucky and grateful to work alongside Judie in fighting crimes against children in our area. You simply could not ask for a more experienced and passionate investigator when dealing with these sensitive types of cases and our community values her hard work and dedication to our children.
Q. People would be surprised if they knew:
A. At the age of 9 years old I recorded an album in Nashville, TN.
Q. What would your pet say about you if asked for a reference?
A. That I am loyal and I have a big heart when it comes to taking care of them and others.
Q. What are three career lessons you've learned thus far?
A. 1) If you make a mistake, own up to your mistake and learn by them to strengthen your ability and skills to become successful in your career.
2) Everything is not always black or white. An individual needs to keep an open mind, listen and explore all options available for the circumstances.
3) Believe in yourself.
Q. Which would you pick: Being world-class attractive, a genius, or famous for doing something great? Why?
A. I would have to say being famous for doing something great. In my younger years I wanted to do something in my life that would include helping others. I hoped through my experiences, knowledge, and skills that I would become a positive role model for others to follow. If we lead by example, this sets the foundation for our younger generation to succeed.
Q. If you were President, what is the first thing you would do?
A. If I were President, I would first focus on creating laws, programs and resources that will help battle the epidemic problems with human trafficking. Not only is trafficking affecting our nation, it is affecting our states, towns, and local communities. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, they receive more calls from Texas than any other state in the US. 15% of those calls are from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Please help us congratulate and recognize CPS Special Investigator Judie Townsend for all of her dedication and hard work for our community!!