Term: 12/3/20 - 11/30/23
283 Maybrook Road, 06708
Dr. Amanda K. Devan was born in Waterbury and is a life-long Connecticut resident, attending public schools during her K-12 years. Devan’s interest in the criminal justice system led her to become a police officer, currently serving as a Sergeant for the Naugatuck Police Department. She is assigned to the Youth & Special Investigation Division, where she also spent eight years as a detective. Since 2004, Devan has been a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, specializing in child exploitation investigations. In 2015, she was sworn in as a federal task force member investigating human trafficking with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Devan is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Bridgeport. She is also a State of Connecticut POST-certified instructor in the areas of juvenile law, mental health, sexual assault investigations, rape crisis and domestic violence. She has been recognized by Safe Haven for her work with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Boy & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, the Board of Directors of Naugatuck Youth Services, the Board of Directors of Jane Doe No More, the Community Advisory Board of Connecticut Public Television and recently completed serving on Waterbury’s Environmental Control Commission.
Devan graduated from Post University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Forensic Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. In 2019 and 2020, she earned both a Master of Philosophy degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology from Walden University.
She is a mother of three children and resides in the city’s Country Club neighborhood.