Rhonda always thanks God for every good and perfect gift and is thankful now for the gift of being appointed to Board Position 16. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and is a Christian with a solid spiritual base. Rhonda loves people and believes that her greatest gift is the ability to create unity among people. Once she decides on a goal, she works tirelessly to achieve it. Rhonda’s greatest joy in life is being a mother and grandmother. She has two beautiful daughters and four lovely grandchildren.
Rhonda is an extremely proud graduate of Houston schools including Jack Yates High School and Houston Community College System. She continued her education and is the recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston Clear-Lake. Additionally, Rhonda received her Mediation Certification from the Dispute Resolution Center in Harris County, Texas.
Rhonda started with the department as a civilian employee in the Identification, Planning and Development and Neighborhood Protection Divisions. She then joined the prestigious Houston Police Academy in January 1995 in Class 162. Her assignments included South Central Patrol, Clear Lake Patrol, Command Center Security Detail, Budget and Finance Grants Section and Marshall Department. Rhonda later returned to the Budget and Finance Grants Section, then Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Grievance and Mediations and Criminal Investigation Command/Public Affairs as the Clergy Liaison Officer.
Rhonda was promoted on her first attempt to Sergeant in July 2011 and has since worked in Southwest Patrol, the Jail Division and Office of Planning Uniform Supply as Quartermaster. She has traveled as an assessor to determine the best candidates for future Sergeants.
Rhonda is a member of the Honor Guard. Rhonda was a major component in fundraising for the Women in Law Enforcement and for Leukemia and Lymphoma by participating on the HPD Bike Relay Team. She has served on the Board of the African American Police Officers’ League (AAPOL) for 6 years and is a member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and her church Hopewell Baptist under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Asa W. Sampson. She continues to work as a Mediator with the department and her plans are to continue to work and serve the City of Houston for another 5 years before retiring to pursue productions.