From the Apopka Police Department
The Apopka Police Department added 2 new officers to its police force today. These two officers took an oath to serve and protect, while being sworn-in at City Hall by Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley. We congratulate these newest Apopka Police Officers, and wish them success and safety throughout their law enforcement careers. As a tradition, each new officer selected family members to pin their police badges to their uniforms.
Officer Adsudalah Brooks, 41 years of age, is married with two daughters. Prior to his employment with the Apopka Police Department, Officer Brooks spent 17 years as a Corrections Officer (14 years at Orange County Corrections, while attaining the rank of Master Corrections/JTO and 3 years at the DOC – Department Of Corrections). Officer Brooks grew up in the Central Florida area and graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in 1997. He is currently working on his 2-year Associate of Arts degree with Valencia Sate College.
Officer Tonya Robertson, 37 years of age, has a daughter who just graduated Lyman High School. Prior to her employment with the Apopka Police Department, Officer Robertson spent 11 years working as a Para Legal with 3 different local law firms. Prior to that she worked with mortgage companies and handled home loans. Officer Robertson grew up in the Apopka area and graduated from Central Florida Christian Academy in 1999. She currently has a Bachelor in Business Management from Everest University.
Welcome aboard Officers Brooks and Robertson!