Shamarian Lister has a long history of public service, beginning her dispatch career with the Beaumont Police Department in 2000. After working for Beaumont for a year, she became a Certified Training Officer for dispatchers. She also achieved several accomplishments and awards while working with Beaumont PD. She became a certified trainer for TCIC/NCIC, received the Team 911 award, and she also received the employee of the month award to name a few of her accomplishments. Shamarian Lister began working with the La Porte Police Department in December of 2009, promoting to Communications and Records supervisor in October 2011, until appointed as the Crime Victim's Liason October of 2018.