(Special Agent Voviette Morgan in Soshanguve. /TUT Media Team)
By Staff Reporter
Morgan’s visit was a motivational speaking event which took as part of her visit to South Africa for the Intelligence Transfer Centre’s (ITC) 11th Annual Leadership for Women in Law Enforcement Conference in Johannesburg.
She is responsible for the Public Corruption, Financial Crimes, Violent Crime, Civil Rights, Health Care Fraud, and Crimes against Children, Violent Gangs, and Organized Crime programs within Los Angeles. She has 300 agents, 32 supervisors and three deputies reporting to her.
Morgan is currently the only female African America SAC in the FBI. According to her, this is a sad state of affairs in law enforcement in general. “Diversity is key in our line of work. When we knock on doors trying to fight crime, people respond better to those who look like them or those they identify with,” said Morgan.
She advised the students to equip themselves with a good education and make the right choices in life, like not using drugs or becoming involved in criminal activities. “Good choices tend to open many doors,” she added.