Roanoke to host regional women’s law enforcement conference in April 2020

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Roanoke will host a regional professional conference in April focused on promoting and developing the skills of women in law enforcement.(PHOTO: Courttesy MGN)

(PHOTO: Courttesy MGN)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke will host a regional professional conference in April focused on promoting and developing the skills of women in law enforcement.

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE), will host the event which brings together more than 200 police officers from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, and the Commonwealth.

This year’s organizing committee is led by Roanoke Police Sergeant Jennifer Boswell, Roanoke County Police Officer Paige Lynch, and Virginia Tech Police Sergeant Kendrah Cline.

The event includes hands-on tactical training, networking opportunities, and an award luncheon where valor, leadership, and lifetime achievement will be recognized.

One of the awards is the Jessica Cheney Spirit Award, which is given to a rookie police officer, named after Trooper Jessica Cheney who died in the line of duty in Virginia in 1998, according to MAAWLE.

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