Meet Patrol Officer Anna Mercado – selected as this month’s Guardian for her selfless devotion to the community.
Anna has served at the Cleveland Division of Police for 18 years and is currently assigned to the Bureau of Community Policing D.A.R.E. Unit. She is also a certified trainer for R.A.D. Systems of Self Defense.
Working as a DARE officer has provided many memorable experiences. What she loves most is seeing the smiles on children’s faces as the recognize her when she is out in the community off duty. Every smile, hug or nod “what’s up” affirms that she has had a lasting effect on them.
Anna enjoys spending quality family time with two beautiful daughters, her fiancé, a sister, aunt and friend. Cooking ,baking, watching a movie or travelling it’s all about family