Marana police officer Pam Brume was named one of the top cops in the region.

Brume, who has been with the department for four years, was named one of the Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers of Southern Arizona for 2012.

Brume is a member of MPD's honor guard and has undergone advanced training for handling critical incidents and collision investigations. She knows Spanish, Persian and sign language and is a martial arts instructor.

“When the command staff talks about future leaders in the organization, Officer Brume’s name consistently comes up in the discussions,” said Marana Chief of Police Terry Rozema in a news release. “Her drive and initiative will undoubtedly allow her to excel in any area she chooses.”

Blume received the award Jan. 19 from the Sons of the American Revolution, a nonprofit dedicated to patriotism.