Anthony Pearson

Anthony Pearson

Rank: 
Detective
With the SBPD since: 
1995

What made you choose the job you're doing now? How long have you been doing it?
To be of service and to protect others. I’ve been in law enforcement for 21 years.

Was there an influential person or incident that made you choose your career?
Thomas Houston (former Chief of Gary Indiana).

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a Detective like Baretta, with the skills of Bruce Lee ,and the cool of the Fonz.

What have you achieved in your position (awards, rank)?
I’ve been fortunate to be assigned to the Gang Unit/Nest, US Marshals Task Force, the Detective Bureau (Inv. Juvenile, Robberies, Gangs, and Generalist), SRO (School Resource Officer), and Head Defensive Tactics Instructor.

If you could be remembered for one thing within your career, what would that be?
I was an engaged, passionate, knowledgeable , and humorous person on and off the job.

Is there something in your life that you are very proud of?
My children.

What do you like to do when you're not working?
I enjoy reading, working out, and spending time with loved ones.

What is your favorite type of music, artist, movie, sport, actor or actress?
I enjoy R&B, Old School Rap, Jazz, Pop, and some Country Music. My top musical inspirations are Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, and LL Cool J. My favorite actors and actress are Denzel Washington, Al Pacino, Angela Bassett, and Sandra Bullock. My favorite sport is basketball.

Are you from South Bend?  If not where are you from?
No, I’m from Gary, Indiana.

Do you have a favorite quote?  
“Do not pray for a easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”……BRUCE LEE

What inspires you?
People.