Monday, September 9, 2013
A Greenville police officer was named “Woman of the Year” by the N.C. Law Enforcement Women’s Association, the department reported.
Officer Kolenya Edwards received the recognition during the association’s three-day annual conference at the N.C. Justice Academy Training Center in Edneyville.
Edwards, a nine-year veteran with the department and a Roanoke Rapids native, graduated from East Carolina University and holds a master’s degree in criminal justice. She is a personnel and recruiting officer assigned to the Administrative Services Bureau. She previously served in the Field Operations Bureau as a patrol officer and in the Criminal Investigations Bureau’s Special Victims Unit as a detective.
Edwards is a member of the GPD Honor Squad, a certified law enforcement instructor and teaches self-defense classes for women.
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Women’s Association is a nonprofit organization chartered in 1956 and is dedicated to fostering and maintaining the professionalism of women in law enforcement, according to the release. One of the association’s objectives is to strengthen the contributions of women to the field of law enforcement in the state.
via The Daily Reflector.