MEET CAPTAIN MEG ROSS – TOP HONOREE FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION TO DUI ENFORCEMENT AND PREVENTION – UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE AGENCY
In this interview, we feature Captain Meg Ross, University of S outh Florida Police Department. The University was nominated for Outstanding Dedication to DUI Enforcement and Prevention. The nomination reads:
Recently, we spoke to Captain Ross. Here’s what she had to say:
1. What was the significance/meaning of receiving top honoree at the 2018 MADD Florida Recognition Ceremony?
I was honored that MADD gave my agency recognition. We are a small, yet committed university police department. The significance of receiving the top honoree for Outstanding Dedication to DUI Enforcement and Prevention is that we are able to use the recognition in our community, show our support for your organization and demonstrate what we do makes a difference.
2. What was your reaction when you found out you were nominated?
I was surprised and wasn’t clear about the specific nomination category. However, the excitement at being nominated and chosen for the top honoree was moving.
3. How did it feel when you found out you received top honoree in your nominated category?
I was very pleased that I was there to accept the award. Again, I was very surprised because the competition was pretty stiff.
4. If you could do one thing, leave one mark in the community, what would it be?
The one mark in the community is to work towards MADD’s goal of No More Victims. Every day, USF PD’s goal is to connect with young people in a unique and meaningful way. Being the Captain of a university police department gives me more opportunity to participate in some of the best kind of law enforcement because we get to combine education and enforcement. We get to touch young people’s lives in a way that has lasting meaning everyday. I’ve been at USF PD for 31 years. It has been a rewarding career.
5. Will you be attending this year’s ceremony?
I don’t plan on attending this year.
Fun Fact Question: What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? My family and I love to travel. We frequently travel to Oregon. Two of my most favorite places to travel are Ireland and Scotland.