It seems that Suzy Rogers was destined to work in a public service capacity. Coming from a family with a long history of military service, Suzy was born in Korea, the proud daughter of a Green Beret.
As a lifelong resident of the Reno area, Suzy was involved in various types of youth organizations and clubs, giving her many leadership opportunities at a young age. This experience helped Suzy to become a Public Safety Dispatcher for the Reno Police Department upon her graduation from McQueen High School in 1989.
While working full time for the Police Department, Suzy continued her formal education, majoring in Criminal Justice at Truckee Meadows Community College and then the University of Nevada. Suzy also continued her professional education, receiving Nevada POST Certification as a Law Enforcement Instructor and Peer Counselor.
During her career, Suzy dedicated time training with several specialized units within the Reno Police Department to include the Police Recruit Training Academy, the Major Crimes Homicide Unit, and SWAT. In addition, Suzy was the first civilian invited to become an Advisor for the Reno Police Department Explorer program and enjoyed training local youth in law enforcement fundamentals. She is proud that several of her Explorers went on to become successful Police Officers not only in Reno, but for other agencies across the U.S.
Throughout her tenure with the City of Reno, Suzy has worked in every Dispatch capacity, including Trainer, Supervisor, and Assistant Manager. Suzy's dedication and passion for Public Safety Dispatch, coupled with her vast experience and training, led her to be the ideal candidate for appointment to the newly created Assistant Director position in 2015.
When she's not at work, Suzy enjoys spending time with her sons, friends, and family. They enjoy taking advantage of the diverse and wide range of experiences life in the Reno area has to offer. They spend time camping, helping friends with cattle round-ups, attending performing arts events, Reno Aces baseball games, and all things University of Nevada (go Wolf Pack!).
Suzy considers it an honor to work in a profession that helps make a difference in peoples' lives everyday and is proud to serve the diverse communities that make up the City of Reno.