Women on the Job
GALLERIES: Women on the Job
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.
"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."
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.