Women in Blue

July 21, 2020

8:30 am - 9:30 am

The 7th Annual Women in Blue Celebration has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 21st.


In order to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure a safe event, we will be hosting a very small, private event for the Women in Blue nominees, their guests, a few sponsors, our speaker and department leadership. We invite everyone to join us for the event virtually by watching Facebook Live on the Detroit Police Facebook Page and the Detroit Public Safety Foundation Facebook Page. You can watch the event live from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21st.


The Honorable Bridget Mary McCormack, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, will serve as the keynote speaker. Chief James E. Craig and Commissioner Eric Jones will present the winners of the prestigious Women in Blue Officer of the Year and Detroit Fire Department Woman of the Year awards.


We are proud to recognize this year's nominees:

  • Lieutenant Kimberly Gabriel - DPD

  • Lieutenant Tonya Leonard-Gilbert - DPD

  • Sergeant Dana Russell - DPD

  • Corporal Sandra Chavez - DPD

  • Corporal Tracey Miller - DPD

  • Lieutenant Cristina Floristeanu - EMS

  • Sr Assistant Fire Dispatcher Antoinette Smith - DFD Communications

  • Paramedic Erica Sobolewski - EMS

  • Sergeant Elizabeth Szmrecsanyi - DFD

  • Fire Engine Operator Trenece Tolliver - DFD


We do not have any additional seats available to attend the event. However, we will still be accepting sponsorships and would appreciate support for this event and our mission.


Women in Blue is an inspiring and uplifting event. We look forward to sharing the stories of these female leaders who are dedicated to serving others with compassion and care. We hope you will join us for the celebration on Facebook Live!

Women in Blue 2019

Detroit Public Safety Foundation

1301 3rd Street, Suite 547

Detroit, MI 48226 

Office: 313-628-2169


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