Congratulations to Patricia Trovillion - 30 Years!

Posted February 3, 2020

Congratulations to UCFPD’s very own Trish Trovillion for THIRTY years with UCFPD!

Trish started at UCFPD in 1990 as a Police Service Technician, where she worked her way up to her current role as Records and Evidence Manager. She wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a police officer, and she thought taking that first job at UCFPD would be a great way to “get her foot in the door.” While she never became an officer, she’s remained at UCFPD because of the many great friendships and memories she’s made over the years.

Her favorite memories at UCF started from tragedies. The first was when she spearheaded a campus campaign to collect items to deliver to South Florida after Hurricane Andrew devastated the community. The campus response was overwhelming, and members of the PD helped collect, sort, organize and deliver items down to the Miami/Homestead area.

Because UCF Police staff members are considered essential personnel, they ride out the storms on campus to ensure operability. During the trio of hurricanes Charlie, Frances and Jeanne, PD employees’ families “moved” to UCF and stayed there for days. Although it was a scary time, everyone had the opportunity to get to know their colleagues’ family members, and Trish says she wouldn’t trade those memories for the world.

Trish said the biggest change she’s seen over the past three decades has been the growth of the university and the size of the campus, the police department, and Orlando in general. Although the numbers have grown, one thing remains the same – the family atmosphere at UCFPD and our appreciation for the UCF community.

Thank you for your service, Trish, and congratulations!