Corporal Deanna Marshall, a law enforcement officer on the television show "Live PD," talks about her law enforcement experience. Law enforcement officers do more than eat Krispy Kreme doughnuts and arrest people. Corporal Marshall is first and foremost a Christian and her love for our Savior will always lead her life - especially before her shift starts.
"I didn't chose my career, my career chose me," Corporal Deanna Marshall stated. "Law enforcement is in my blood, I was drawn to it like a moth is drawn to a flame." Corporal Marshall works in a special detailed unit where their soul mission is to make arrests.
"I might be the short one of the group, but these two always fall during our foot pursuits."@dmarsh75112 on Instagram
Corporal Marshall has been featured on the television show "Live PD," where she is known for her aggressive style, love for dogs, and her tattoos. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she pursued a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. In the past, she interned with the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Corporal Marshall joined the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy, and she is also a member of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office SWAT team and an SSGT (Strategic Self-defense & Gunfighting Tactics) Vanguard Instructor. She has been a police officer for six years and three months.
When working out on the field, Corporal Marshall keeps in mind the suspects demeanor, posture, expressions, stance, and the voice they speak. She pointed out by doing this, you can intercept how someone will react if you know how to read someone within seconds of an initial encounter.
Best friends, beat partners, and "Live PD" partners - Brandon Sunday and Deanna Marshall. @dmarsh75112 on Instagram
To ensure good relations with the citizens in the area she patrols, Corporal Marshall takes selfies with the people of the community. She noted her actions help build relationships. Before "Live PD," she built good relationships with store owners, apartment managers, and even the suspects who were arrested. Corporal Marshall and her partner, Brandon Sunday, set up an engagement proposal and pulled it off for a couple. Police officers are always willing to help; they are not bad people.
Marshall finds the most frustrating arrest to be a misdemeanor domestic violence case where there are no visible injuries and there are conflicting stories on who the aggressor is. She finds the most underreported/dire scourge in society is UBEV (Unlawful Breaking/Entering of a Vehicle.) She pointed out, "It takes multiple guilty offenses for an individual to even remotely pay a consequence and so many people leave their vehicles unlocked. Sometimes, they do not realize it has been broken into."
Movie/TV law enforcement is all about ratings and views; the majority of the public have this drilled into them and it can be a negative force to overcome. After all, law enforcement officers are just looking for cooperation and honesty. Marshall believes "Live PD" has changed how the public views the police. She explained how it shows the public real life situations and how police officers respond to them. In addition to that, it also shows the process, as well as the officers' personalities. She explained how "Live PD" also shows the public they are not heartless robots - they are humans with a badge.
Corporal Marshall receiving her 2 year SWAT pin.@dmarsh75112 on Instagram
As a female officer, Marshall feels as if it brings her an advantage. Male suspects tend to respond to females better, and females can verbally deescalate situations very well. Corporal Marshall wants females to take into precaution, "Do not bite off more than you can chew in an attempt to prove something."
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In 2014, an inmate attempted to jump Corporal Marshall when she was working in a jail. Another inmate, whom of which Marshall gained the respect of, fought against her own to defend her because they both respected one another. Marshall explained how the way she treated the inmate helped her in a fight. Marshall wants to give future law enforcement officers a piece of advice: "Treat the people you deal with, with respect." In her situation, having respect helped her out in the long run.
After her shift, Marshall plays with her rottweiler, Fang, as a form of self care. @dmarsh75112 on Instagram
A special thank you to Corporal Deanna Marshall for this exclusive interview! Thank you for protecting and serving our community!