FBI special agent credits path paved by women before her

Agent talks about role of women in law enforcement

Agents talking about role of women in law enofrcement

When asked as a child what she wanted to be when she grew up, a special agent wasn’t on her mind. However, that’s exactly what Special Agent Ellen Thurmer became.

She’s one of about 20% of female special agents within the FBI and she knows the importance of diversity in law enforcement.

While she never doubted herself in being a great special agent, she credits the women who came before her to help her see her full potential.

Learn more about the different perspective she says women can bring to the FBI by watching the video of Faith Kings story.

The annual “Recruiting Women into Law Enforcement” event will be held at the Albany Capital Center from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. You can register here.