First person: Family gal

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Sellers is currently an administrative assistant to the chief of police.

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Amy Sellers has two families. Her children are one and her coworkers at the Clovis Police Department are the other. Sellers began working for the police department in November as a dispatcher and moved into her current position as administrative assistant to the police chief in March.

Job history: Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be a police officer. I got married young so I never followed that dream. So I feel this is as close as I’m going to get, and that’s OK.

Chosen family: Working in dispatch and my current job are two totally different things. Working at the PD, the camaraderie is awesome. It’s like having a huge family.

Crazy calls on dispatch: A little kid called and sang “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

Time warp: As a dispatcher it feels like time is standing still. A call could be three minutes, but it feels like almost an hour.

Family time: My two kids love me to jump on the trampoline with them for some reason. My son plays soccer so we spend a lot of time out at the soccer fields. We try to cook together, but they love it when I cook Mexican chicken casserole and tater tot casserole.

If I could: I wish I could have x-ray vision. When my kids are outside, it’d be easier to look through the wall instead of going to the window or something. Or I would like to be able to hear people’s thoughts.

Spending three hours of unplanned free time: I’d probably be cleaning or organizing. I need to finish painting my kitchen cabinets. I started in July. They were white and yellow. They were scary. I’m painting them white.

— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Liliana Castillo