Faville named first-ever female detective in Gloversville
January 25, 2017 05:23 PM
GLOVERSVILLE -- For the first time in department history, the Gloversville Police Department has a female detective.
Det. Jillian Faville was promoted to the position after being with the department for four years.
There are 35 police officers and only two of them are women. Police Chief Marc Porter says he's proud of her deserving accomplishment.
Having her serve as detective will bring a new perspective to the force.
"We look at it as an opportunity to have a positive impact with crime victims, especially women crime victims who may not be as comfortable speaking to other male police officers or possibly children [who] for whatever reason may be uncomfortable speaking with a male,” Porter said.
The chief also hopes this inspires other women to pursue jobs in law enforcement.
Updated: January 25, 2017 05:23 PM
Created: January 25, 2017 11:10 AM
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