Former Bryan Police Officer Of the Year, Retiring After 32 Years On The Force

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BRYAN – When Alice Anderson joined the Bryan Police Department, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and gas cost $1.30 per gallon.

Anderson is retiring this week after more than 32 years on the force.

She started in January 1982 as a dispatcher clerk and then became a police officer later that year. Anderson served as a patrol officer until transferring to the Criminal Investigation Division in 1987. Five years later, she transferred to the Crime Prevention Unit and later started teaching the DARE program. In 2004, Anderson transferred to Jane Long Middle School as a School Resource Officer where she has been for the past decade.

During her career, Anderson has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work and service to the community, including Officer of the Year in 2011.

1984: People Pleaser Award from City Council

1985: 2 People Pleaser Awards from City Council

1986: People Pleaser Award from City Council
Silver Pin from the P.R.I.D.E. program
Recognition by Chief Phelps for her professionalism during a bomb threat at a local radio station

1989: Commendation from Chief Freeman for her investigation into a Murder
Certificate of Recognition from Chief Freeman

1990: Recognition from ADA for remarkable detective work in the conviction of Charles Craddock

1991: Federal Recognition for the investigation of Reynaldo Cantu-Castro (Heroin Trafficking Organization)

1995: Exceptional Duty Citation for assisting a family whose home was full of carbon monoxide
Received Master Certificate

1999: Exceptional Duty Citation for her work with Cops and Lobsters – raising money for Special Olympics

2011: Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
Officer of the Year

Anderson played a key role in starting Camp PAL in 1994. This program was attended by hundreds of children until it disbanded in 2005.

The public is invited to attend a retirement party for Anderson on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Bryan Police Department.