Jherica Ijames is a detective with the Salisbury Police Department. Specializing in sex crimes and child abuse crimes, she spends her days following up on crimes that have already been committed.
In 2017 Ijames began her career in law enforcement as a patrol officer before transitioning to detective in 2019. Her job entails going to crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, working with crime scene investigators and pursuing leads to identify suspects.
“I decided to go into law enforcement because I wanted to give back and invest in the community that invested so much into me. Each morning, I wake up with the determination to go above and beyond with each person I encounter. This role allows me to be a support system and a voice for the people who feel they may have lost their voice.”