Nancy Dowdy


Nancy Dowdy retired in 2019 as a Sergeant from the Tucson Police Department after a decorated 20-year career.  She currently works as a First Responder Liaison for Pima, Graham, and Greenlee Counties within the Crisis and Justice Services Division of Arizona Complete Health, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority.  Nancy has trained thousands of law enforcement officers across the country, specializing in PTSD, Crisis Intervention, Hostage Negotiation, and Critical Incident Stress and Recovery including a week long training at the International Women in Law Enforcement Annual conference in Anchorage, Alaska.  Nancy has also authored numerous published articles on the above topics.  She holds a bachelor's degree in public safety and emergency management and a master's degree in communication.  She has a passion for officer wellness and has devoted many years to advocating for this on a national scale.  In addition to her professional accomplishments, Nancy is the proud mom of two wonderful teenagers who keep her on her toes.  Nancy is excited to begin serving with Hearts of Gold and continue the positive impact she has already made on the law enforcement community in Tucson.

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