Women in Law Enforcement Honoroed in Yarmouth Ceremony

MAWLEYARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Police Department hosted the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement Annual Award Ceremony Thursday night at the Red Jacket Beach Resort.

The organization is committed to making positive changes in the law enforcement community.

Detective Darlene Prinz of the Beverly Police Department was honored with the Excellence in Performance Award, the Leadership Award was given to the Lucy Ziobro with the FBI, and Detective Michelle Palladini with the Norfolk Police Department was recognized with the Mentoring Award.

Lieutenant Pauline Carter-Wells with the Cambridge Police Department and Detective Rosalba Medina of the Chelsea Police Department was given the Community Service Award, Officer Janet Lewis with Boston Police was honored with the Courage Award and Wilda Miranda from the Wheaton College Department of Public Safety received the Civilian Achievement Award.

Massachusetts State Police Colonel Richard McKeon served as Guest Speaker at the event and said women are important to law enforcement.20160505_174339

“What they bring to the table from investigations and all aspects of what we do, they’re just an integral part of law enforcement,” said McKeon.

Yarmouth Deputy Police Chief Steven Xiarhos said he was happy to have his police department host this year’s award ceremony.

“Things like this really make you proud to see the real people that do what we do every day from all over the state in one place here in Yarmouth,” said Xiarhos.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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