BRADENTON — Officer Elizabeth VanFossen, a native of Florida who graduated from Manatee County schools, has been named Female Officer of the Week by the Bradenton Police Department.
She received her associate of arts degree in 2007 from Manatee Community College. In January 2008 she attended the Manatee Technical Institute Law Enforcement Academy where she received her law enforcement certification.
In 2009, VanFossen was hired by the Bradenton Police Department as a police officer.
She has participated in the Florida Police and Fire Games in mounted police, equestrian dressage, and team competitions. She has earned numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals and plaques.