Wednesday, 08 August 2012 12:45

Women in law enforcement

In a field predominated by men, women in law enforcement still tend to stand out. It's a field defined by dangers and takes a toll on its ranks regardless of gender. We took the time to sit down with several women from different departments in the area about what the job involves, advice they have for women looking to get into the field and the very real challenges they face.

And though the percentage is small, there are some strong examples of women in the ranks in every aspect of law enforcement from municipal to county, state and corrections. We chatted with just a small percent of the small percent (in alphabetical order).

Published in Cover Story
Thursday, 08 March 2012 09:48

Drug test

Parents learn about drug identification and paraphernalia with local law enforcement 

MILFORD Parents and teachers gathered at the Lewis Libby School in Milford to enjoy a nice spaghetti supper, nosh on desserts - and learn how to determine if their children or students may be on drugs.

Chief Deputy Troy Morton, Trooper Barry Merserve and Deputy Ray Goodspeed gave a presentation on the problems that substance abuse poses and showed parents and teachers how to recognize what drugs are prevalent and how to identify drug paraphernalia. The presentation was called Drug Identification and Paraphernalia and was centered less around the physiological symptoms of drug abuse than ways parents and teachers can recognize actual drugs and their packaging, and ways kids can hide these items sometimes in plain sight.

Published in Livin'


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