ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — As of March 31st, Jennifer Boswell was given the honor that no other female Officer in the history of the Roanoke Police Department (RPD) has ever had — becoming Captain.

Through her dedication to the department and her 20-year service to the City of Roanoke, Captain Boswell has earned the title of being the highest-ranked female officer in RPD history.

Congratulate Captain Boswell on this historic achievement when you see her around town!

(Photo courtesy: Roanoke Police Department)

The RPD released the following statement following Captains Boswell’s promotion:

“We are tremendously proud of all of her accomplishments and cannot wait to see how she serves our community in her new role.”