We’re starting a new segment here at the TPD called “Behind the Badge” in which we highlight the people who stand behind those who wear the badge. This is just another way to get to know your Topeka Police Department!
Behind the Badge – Elizabeth Toyne, Volunteer Coordinator
Liz grew up in Topeka and attended Shawnee Heights schools. After graduating from high school she attended Allen County Community College and the University of Phoenix, earning her bachelor’s degree inPsychology.
Before joining us at the Topeka Police Department, Liz worked for Shawnee County Parks and Recreation, as a camp counselor, at the Velma K. Paris Community Center where she was the Director of day camps, and at Old Prairie Town where she was the Volunteer Coordinator. This past November, Liz came to work for us as our Volunteer Coordinator. She handles the organization and implementation of the Citizens Academy, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) the Ambassadors, Chaplains, and interns. She also organizes ride alongs and tours of the LEC.
She says the best part of her job is the people she works with. She likes knowing she is able to make an impact and serve her community in this role. It’s important to her to support law enforcement officers, and loves seeing the community’s support in return.
When Liz isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and young son. She’s an active member of her church where she is the Children’s Pastor and part of the Worship Team. She’s still a volunteer at Old Prairie Town and a great baker.
Liz is a wonderful part of Team TPD and we thank her for her time and hard work!