Captain Janae C. Florance

When 2010 Pillar of Fairness Capt. Janae C. Florance was nine, she enrolled in Meadow Village Elementary, arriving from overseas with her Air Force family. She went to Anson Jones Middle School where Basketball Coach Marcella Denice became a life-long mentor, then enrolled at Jay High School and joined Air Force JROTC following her Dad's example. However her career plans changed in 1987 when she qualified for the San Antonio Police Academy, becoming the first African-American woman in SAPD history to be promoted to Lieutenant - then Captain. She received the SAPD Distinguished Service Award and is one of two to attend the FBI National Academy in 2004. Today, celebrating 22 years in law enforcement, she is the first female Commander of the SAPD Training Academy. According to Florance, "NISD and SAPD afforded me the opportunity to raise my son, get a degree (Southwest Texas), and meet my husband. I am glad our citizens care for education, and are very supportive of the SAPD...Fairness is shown everywhere."

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