|Janet Rice with Topeka Police Department Sgt. Jayme Green.|
Faces of 501: Janet Rice
Janet Rice is a fixed asset specialist with Topeka Public Schools and has been with the district since the fall of 2003. When not at her normal job, Rice is an active volunteer in multiple community organizations. She spends time with the Topeka Police Department Ambassadors, vice-president of the TPD's Citizen Academy Ambassadors, Keep America Beautiful and Safe Streets.
“I enjoy helping in the community. Volunteering gives me opportunities that I might not otherwise have to meet people and experience new things. It is personally rewarding for me. It feels good to lend a helping hand. I appreciate everything that law enforcement officers do to protect my safety and the safety of my loved ones every single day. So much of what they do is taken for granted. Law enforcement Officers interact with people who are having their worst day possible. Through volunteering I am able to show and express my appreciation for what they do. I want make their day a little brighter and help return them home safely to their family at the end of their shift. “
“My advice to students is wherever you live, get involved in your community. Don't just sit and complain - be the change you want to see. Show respect for yourself, others and the environment. Leave it better than you found it. "