Deep within the halls of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Afsoon Nafissi works diligently away on the 8th floor as the Access to Care Bureau, Operations Sergeant.
Sergeant Nafissi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, San Bernardino. She went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University in Alabama. Currently, she is in the process of obtaining her Doctorate Degree in Business from Columbia Southern University.
“Ever since I was in high school, I desired to become a Law Enforcement Officer. Yet, time and time again the expectations of becoming a Doctor or Lawyer was instilled upon me by so many people in my extended family and community,” says Sergeant Nafissi.
When asked about her thoughts on Women’s equality, Sergeant Nafissi says she works equally as hard as her male counterparts and is blessed to work for a Department like the LASD. “I find a lot of my professional inspiration comes from witnessing trailblazing Executive Leaders in the Sheriff’s Department like Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon and Captain Tania Plunkett from Access to Care Bureau.”
As we reflect upon Women’s History Month, Sergeant Nafissi wants to let young ladies with a desire to become Deputy Sheriff know, “Sometimes what is expected of us from others is not what we want to achieve. Always remember, do not give up, put your mind to it, and work on making it happen. You can become successful in anything you believe in.”