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Since she was a child, Christina Moran has dreamed of a career in law enforcement. “As a kid, whenever my friends and I would play house, I was always an officer,” Moran said. “For me, keeping the peace and following the rules has always been a top priority.”
When it came time to go to college, Christina could not wait to start her career in law enforcement, but her dreams were met with resistance from her family. “My family did not support my choice and I ended up putting it on the back burner and pursued emergency medical technician as an alternative,” she said.
Over the years, Moran has been involved in private security as a security officer, First Responder and Intermediate Level National Registered Emergency Technician. She has also been a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and Mental Health First Aid Provider.
“I have my Associates in Applied Science and a Criminal Justice Degree, which opened the world of law enforcement possibilities to me,” Moran said.
For several years, Christina pursued a full time job in Illinois Law Enforcement, but was unable to secure a job. “My plan was to enroll in the Illinois State Police Academy to become a State Trooper at the beginning of 2020,” Moran said. “Unfortunately, COVID caused the enrollments to stop as the pandemic unfolded.”
In October 2021, Moran visited the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office for an unrelated matter, but after a lengthy conversation with the sheriff, the dream of being in law enforcement was closer.
“He printed off a job application and encouraged me to apply. One of those right place, right time deals,” Moran said. “Within two weeks, they interviewed me and offered me a job.”
The position originally applied for was a position on the road, but the office had different plans. “When they called to offer me a job, they asked if I would be at all interested in helping out in an area where they were extremely short staffed in, which was the jail,” Moran said. “Currently, the VCSO is under major construction and the staff was spread so thin between transports to other facilities and coverage of physical location in Hillsdale.”
Though she had never thought of working in a jail, Christina told the Sheriff that she would be willing to help in any way that they would need.
“My job involves serving warrants, booking offenders in the jail, court detail, transports, day to day security within the jail, medical, mentoring officers and assisting the sheriff,” Moran said. “I am preparing to begin working on the roads of Vermillion County, Indiana soon.”
Moran plans to continue working for the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office in whatever capacity she is needed during their construction transition as well as when it’s complete.
“I hope to patrol the roads, work in the jail and advance my career to whatever levels I can take it to,” Moran said. “I plan to never stop learning and growing as a member of the law enforcement community.”