Sergeant Tonya Thomas has been with the Austin Police Department since 1997. She is from the small town of Taylor, Texas. She proudly served as a member of the Austin Police Motorcycle unit, as a community liaison and an Investigator in Child Abuse. She promoted to Sergeant where she served on patrol, case management and now serving in the recruiting unit. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University and a Certification in Public Management. She finds joy in encouraging and inspiring our younger generation.