While assigned to the school, Officer Gambrell worked to ensure Dominique and her schoolmates excelled inside and outside the classroom. He encouraged the students to use their artistic abilities as a healthy way to cope with transitioning from elementary school to middle school and adolescence.
Officer Gambrell mentored Dominque for three years. After the presentation ceremony he shared, “it feels great to know that young students recognize police officers as positive role models and influential people in the community.”
Officer Gambrell was recently assigned to the department’s Police Athletic League. In this new role, he continues to serve as a role model helping young kids and teenagers to excel in academics and sports, while teaching them how to make good decisions that will keep them out of trouble.
In celebration of Black History Month, nearly 1,000 Hillsborough County students in grades 3-12 entered this year’s LEAD contest. The students had the option to submit entries into three categories: Literature, Performance, and Visual Arts.