In October 2008, she was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section as a Detective, where she investigated numerous economic and violent crimes cases, including robberies and homicides. In July of 2014, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Professional Compliance Division (PCD), where she conducted investigations involving backgrounds and officer-related complaints.
On January 30, 2016, she was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Support Services Division. In that role, Major Simmons oversaw the daily operations of the Training Unit, Real-Time Crime Center, Communications Center, and Emergency Operations. In November of 2016, Major Simmons was reassigned to the PCD until November 4, 2021, when she was promoted to Major and reassigned to the Investigations Division.
Major Simmons is a graduate of the 81st Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer Development Course, holds a Bachelor of Science with honors, Cum Laude, from Alabama State University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.