Meet Ayana
OPERATIONS SERGEANT & BRANCH SAFETY
COORDINATOR FOR DETROIT
Law Enforcement
  • Where are you from?

    Detroit, MI

  • What is your educational background?

    I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in business administration.

  • When did you start at the Bank?

    2007

  • What do you do at the Bank?

    My daily responsibilities include working posts as well as supervising officers and K9 handlers during daily post assignments. Some of these posts include entrance screening, monitoring cameras, answering alarms, assisting guests during events, taking reports, screening courier vehicles, providing officer escorts for guests and contractors visiting or working in sensitive areas of the bank. I assist in scheduling and payroll, attend meetings, participate in annual in-service, other required officer training, and many other administrative and operational duties.

  • Why do you like working here?

    I feel like everyone wants to have a place and a purpose. The culture of the bank was very accepting and it is easy to feel like you belong. I felt this most in LEU, which felt most like family. Not the kind of family that you picture when someone passively says the word. But like real family, that gets on your nerves, unintentionally embarrasses you, teaches you humility, fights with you and always has your back.

  • "I’ve grown here, and I’m excited to see our new members grow too."
  • What are the attributes for someone who would be a good fit for the Fed?

    I can’t answer that question from the perspective of anyone outside of Law Enforcement. In my experience here the LEU needs people who are comfortable being ready. Not just ready to defend, protect or serve. But ready to learn, to listen, to train, to sacrifice, to support, to adjust and sometimes restart.

  • What do you do in your free time?

    I make soap from scratch using oil and lye, also bath bombs and body butters. I love to do makeup and hair. I sing. And I practice amateur photography.

  • What is your favorite quote or saying?

    “…so that this place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” — Teddy Roosevelt
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