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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Police Dept. recognizes female staff during Women's History Month

Female staff at the Lenoir Police Department

In honor of Women's History Month, the City of Lenoir Police Department wants to recognize and thank the female staff who help the department succeed in enhancing public safety and improving the quality of life in Lenoir.

Currently, women occupy 14 full-time and seven part-time positions in the Police Department including Patrol Officer, Crime Scene Investigation, Emergency Communications, Evidence Technician, Crime Analyst, Records Personnel, and Secretary to the Chief of Police.

"The Lenoir Police Department would like to take a moment and recognize all of our female employees during the month of March," Police Chief Brent Phelps said. "This outstanding group of individuals see that daily operations of the numerous requests received from persons, businesses and other governmental entities are completed in a most professional and compassionate manner.  We treat everyone here at the Lenoir Police Department the way we would want our family treated, and our female staff excel at doing the same."

The Lenoir Police Department is always looking to hire exceptional people from all backgrounds. The department will often sponsor people to complete Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), and there are openings for Patrol Officers right now. Click here to go to the Patrol Officer job page.

"It goes without saying that the Lenoir Police Department family values all of our women in Public Safety both here and abroad," Chief Phelps said. "Without their daily loyalty and dedication to this profession, our responsibility to this community would lack the diversification and professional standard it so deserves."

About Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Click here to go to the Women's History Month website.

Female staff at the Lenoir Police Department

Pictured from left: Corporal Jen Banks, Detective Stella January, Records Supervisor Sherry Felts, Communications Director Jackie Kerley, Records Secretary Jill Self, and Records Secretary Brooklyn Coffey.

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