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No Ceiling: Jennifer Charleston

Springfield Police Department

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Jennifer has worked at the Springfield Police Department for two decades and is one of the department’s leaders, holding the title of lieutenant. Policing is not a profession full of women, and that’s a part of Jennifer’s career she’s proud of, helping make opportunities for female officers that will come after her. In this episode, Jennifer opens up about the new role she took on this year, serving as a liaison between the department and the LGBTQ+ community. She says she’s committed to building trust between the communities. That’s what she’s built her entire career on.


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