Queen Creek Police Department Officer K'Lee Arredondo-Forbes loves motorcycle duty and happens to be the only female in the motor division at this time. She's patrolling town streets and enforcing the Drive to Arrive campaign to keep area roads safe and moving.
Arredondo-Forbes joined the new Queen Creek Police Department (QCPD) in January from the Tempe Police Department. The QCPD launched on Jan. 11 this year.
She spent nearly nine years serving in Tempe and that's where she found her love for motorcycle detail.
"There was a sergeant in Tempe who kept telling me to give it a chance and I found it laughable because I had never rode a motorcycle," Arredondo-Forbes said. "I'm really enjoying the Queen Creek community. It's neat to be able to have input on what to buy in this developing vehicular crime unit as the new (police) department (takes shape)."
The Tempe native played softball at the University of Arizona where she majored in psychology and minored in criminal justice. She said it's there she discovered her love for law enforcement and decided to make it her career upon graduating.
"I did a ride along and thought, 'This fits my personality!'" Arredondo-Forbes said. "I love riding a motorcycle because it's a lot of fun but I'm still part of a team, yet independent (serving Queen Creek in the motor division)."