By Edwin Vega
For the Fort Bend Star
As a native of Uvalde and graduate of Uvalde High School, she decided to join the Navy as a quartermaster, spending two years in active duty and 15 years in the reserves.
“I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do,” she said. “After the Navy, I started working for the Bear County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer, then they gave me the opportunity to acquire my peace officer’s license, so I took advantage of that to get my career started.”
She spent three years working for the Bexar County Sheriffs Office in San Antonio before transferring to Precinct 1 Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, where she worked for four years.
Robles, 41, is now a Fort Bend ISD police officer at Ridge Point High School.
Aside from campus safety, her duties consist of mentoring, teaching, creating partnerships, building relationships, and ensuring student safety; however, her favorite part of the job is interacting with students and building a relationship with them as they transition from freshman to seniors.
“I like working at the high school level because the kids all have social groups and you don’t have to babysit them. You kinda have to in elementary and middle school,” Robles said. “The hardest thing about my job is watching these kids grow, but at the same time it makes me happy watching them mature into young adults.”
She enjoys being a Fort Bend ISD police officer because she loves to interact with all types of students and set a good example. She also loves to help people.
“I always strive to help people, whether I’m on duty or off duty,” she said. “This is my goal.”
When she is off duty, she enjoys spending time with her family.