Antioch, CA, Police Officer Inspires the Next Generation of Girls

Officer Ashley Allen from the Antioch, CA, Police Department has been an avid athlete her entire life. When she heard that the Antioch High School softball coach wanted to show his team women in leadership roles, Officer Allen took time out of her schedule to visit them during practice. She fielded ground balls and shared valuable insight on what it means to be a leader. Officer Allen showed the girls that with a great work ethic and positive attitude, they can achieve anything they set their mind to.

This small act of kindness by Officer Allen shows that policing is more than just catching the bad guy – it’s about being engaged with the community to make it a better place to live.