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Women on the Job

Women find their niche in law enforcement

Women find their niche in law enforcement

Women in law enforcement have made great strides over the past 30 years, but challenges remain.

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Jenkins is Groton City's new police chief

Erick Jenkins, who served as the city's police captain and is the longest serving officer in the department, is the city's new police chief. Patricia Lieteau is the city's first female police captain.

New London woman 'scratches itch' with hire by police department

Christina Nocito, 42, a mother and grandmother, is one of the newest hires by the New London Police Department.

Waterford police name first female lieutenant

Waterford police recently promoted Patrol Sgt. Nicole VanOverloop to lieutenant, the first woman to attain the rank in the department.

Correctional lieutenant puts game face on shift after shift

"In corrections, there's no gun strapped to our waists," says Correctional Lt. Elizabeth Wagner. "We are on the floor with (prisoners) all day long. We trust each other to protect each other. When we say, 'I have your back,' we mean it. It's a trust factor."

East Lyme investigator Jean Cavanaugh gives voice to victims of sexual assault

Investigator Jean Cavanaugh's work is heartbreaking, but rewarding. She is a member of a regional multi-disciplinary team of professionals that collaborates on child sexual assault cases. She is a certified forensic interviewer and is sometimes called by other police agencies to conduct the neutral and specific interviews required when children say they have been sexually assaulted.

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