The Roseville Police Department proudly welcomed 16 new police officers, seven new professional staff and 11 new volunteers on Friday afternoon in a swearing-in ceremony at the Roseville High School Theater.
For one Roseville Police officer, it’s not just about serving her community. It’s also a chance to reunite with a very special family member: her twin sister.
Alana Grove and her twin sister, both 24, are now officers serving in the greater Sacramento area. The Marysville natives both fell in love with law enforcement as volunteers for the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office when they were 15 years old.
Alexis and Alana are fraternal twins, or what they like to call fraternal look-a-like twins.
At first glance it’s hard to tell them apart, but if you look closer you’ll notice Alexis has a mole on the side of her neck and Alana has a tendency to break out into her infectious laugh a lot more.
“My ears stick out a lot more,” Alexis pointed out.
“My sister is more blunt than I am. I’m more, it may not seem like it, but I’m usually a lot more shy," Alana said. "I usually let (Alexis) do all the talking."
They’re four minutes apart, but all their life, Alexis and Alana have done everything side by side.
“We do everything together," Alexis said. "Ever since we were kids, we’ve done the same sport. We’ve been each other’s best friends. We’ve done everything together. All the same classes in elementary school, middle school."
So it was only natural both would decide to pursue careers as police officers.
“I think that we’ve always done everything together that if we did do something different, that would be weird!” Alana said.
Alana’s move to the Roseville Police Department comes after years serving for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Her sister on the other hand, started her career at the Sacramento Police Department. With both of them now working for local departments, the sisters are able to continue doing everything together.
They may be inseparable, but there is one thing Alana said she hopes to never do with her sister.
“I definitely don’t want to work in the same department with my sister,” Alana said. “I worry enough about her as it is, but I don’t want to have to worry about her like having to listen to her radio chatter. I don’t know, for me, it would almost be like a conflict of interest.”
Alexis, however, would love to someday work in the same department. For now, they said it’s nice to live together and have someone to share the highs and lows of being an officer with. Plus, Alana knows there’s someone at Sac P.D. that will always have her back.
“If I need something from like any assistance from Sac, I just call her,” Alana said.