SYKESVILLE — Sykesville Borough Police Officer Brittany Gray began her law enforcement career on a day with special significance for emergency responders and the nation as a whole.
This year, she started working as a police officer for Sykesville Borough on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Nearly three months into her job, she is enjoying her work.
“I like it so far,” she said.
Gray has gotten right into the swing of things, with traffic stops and drug arrests.
Notably, she helped out with the apprehension of an “Operation Snail Mail” drug bust fugitive back in October.
Gray, who is from Luthersburg, likes the small town atmosphere of Sykesville, a place where she said “everyone knows everyone.”
In May, she graduated from the Municipal Training program at the Criminal Justice Training Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her current position is her first job in law enforcement.
“I love everything about it, honestly,” she said of her job.
Gray enjoys interacting with the public and possibly making a difference in people’s lives.
“I love knowing that I could do one stop, and it could change someone’s life. If I can get anyone to turn their life around, I really like that, too.”
Since she began working, Gray has been busy getting to know people in the community.
“Everyone treats me really well, so far,” she said.
She wants to help out people the best that she can, and likes creating a good impression.
“I like that when people meet me, they get more of a positive outlook on police because I’m like real friendly and I’m nice. When I’m arresting someone, I do it in as friendly a manner as I can.”
She even has a pair of pink handcuffs.