Interview with Officer Griffin!

By: Candice Calhoun

All About Officer Griffin

Officer Griffin, Chealsea works as a school officer for Elgin High School. She also works for the Elgin Police Department. She first knew she wanted to be a police officer when she was 15 years old. So she got into the explorers program, which works with the police department allowing you to do some training with them.

Officer Griffin went to Blinn college to get her sociates degree, following that, getting her Bachelors degree from Sam Houston state.

Officer Griffin works approximately 90 hours a week , sometimes more when she picks up extra shifts for the EPD on weekends. When she became a School Officer at EHS she got a $2 an hour raise. Her yearly salary is $50,000.

Officer Grififn loves kids, and the kids love her! So the most difficult part of her job is when she has to take kids to jail. The most rewarding part of her job is all the appriciation she gets from the students and the city of Elgin.

Officer Griffin says on a scale of 1-10 of self motivation needed to be a police officer, you need a 10. You need to push yourself daily, and if you don't, you will fail.

More about Officer Griffin

Hours per week


Biggest challenge

Taking kids to jail- she doesn't like it

Biggest reward

Appreciation and good pay

Self motivation needed


Yearly salary


Dress code

Wears police uniform everyday

Knew she wanted to be a police officer

At the age of 15, got into an explorers program


Got $2 an hour raise when she came to EHS