Detective Brenda Burrows

Detective Brenda Burrows is a member of the Peer Support Team (PST) and the Hospital Response Team (HRT). She can always be counted on to step up and assist an officer in need. Being a PST member can be an emotionally demanding position. It speaks volumes that Detective Burrows is able to assist Seattle Police Department employees when needed.

In this last year, SPD officers have had a number of high-profile incidents and personal crises that have drained the team’s resources. She has mentored new team members, provided guidance to team coordinators, and has frequently filled in as a backup coordinator when others were not available. Brenda has provided unwavering support by connecting employees and family members to resources, making frequent hospital visits, and providing care in any way she can over the years of her service.

The Excellence Award was created for employees like Detective Brenda Burrows.

Nominated by: Detective Kim Anderson, Officer Jeremy Wade, Assistant Chief Steven Wilske

Excellence awards are highly competitive, and up to 10 awards in this category are given out each year to individuals or small teams. Emphasis is placed on performance of duties at a particularly high level where the individual or small team has shown a proven consistency of this level of performance, has tackled a long-standing problem through a creative solution, or has gone above and beyond the expectations of their position to impact a person or event for the better.