Cindy Lopez, the Fiscal Affairs Coordinator, has worked at OPD for more than 28 years. Rosa Quiroz, Research and Grant Specialist, has worked there for 12 years. Both were raised in Odessa and are fluent in Spanish.
Like many other Hispanics, they are most proud of the strong "family unity" when it comes to the Latin Culture.
Something else interesting, our civilian employees go through a tough and intense vetting process to be able to work for OPD. Cindy and Rosa had interviews with a Background Investigator and had to take a Polygraph Test to secure their jobs.
They're also very warm, friendly and funny! They work in the same area as Chief Gerke and the Command Staff and bring a lot of cheer to the office.