Beyond The Badge – Officer Sarah Friedrichs
OFC. Friedrichs grew up in Perry, Kansas and graduated from Perry Lecompton High School. Right after high school she began studying Criminal Justice at Washburn University.
In 2009, she joined the Topeka Police Department. Since beginning with the department she has worked in patrol, in the traffic unit, with hit and runs, and is a part of the Accident Reconstruction Team.
OFC. Friedrichs says her interest in law enforcement began when she went on a ride along with her brother-in-law who was a deputy in Jefferson County. She enjoys that each day at TPD is different and brings a new challenge. Her favorite part of being an officer is meeting and helping people, and knowing she’s making a difference in her community. The best part for her is seeing relief on the faces of crime victims she impacts.
She’s currently finishing up her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. When she’s not busy at work or school she enjoys spending time with her husband (who is also a TPD Officer), their young daughter, and are actively involved in their church.
Officer Friedrichs is a wonderful asset to our department and the Topeka community, and we thank her for her service!