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11 March 2013
REMINDER: New York State Police to host Women's History Month Celebration
Joseph A. D'Amico
Darcy Wells
Director of Public Information
(518) 457-2180

Albany – New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico will host the 2013 Women’s History Month Celebration at the New York State Police Academy at 11 a.m.  Monday, March 11, 2013.

The theme of this year’s event is, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination.” Twenty women will be recognized at the event.

Melissa Mourges, Chief of Forensic Sciences, Cold Case Unit in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will give the keynote address.

The ceremony provides the New York State Police with an opportunity to recognize our female employees, both past and present, for their dedicated public service to the people of the State of New York.

Three high ranking female members of the state police will be available for interviews prior to the event at 10:30 a.m. to discuss what it is like to be a woman in a male dominated profession, provide some perspective on how things have changed over the years and discuss the opportunities available to young women today.

Colonel Deborah J. Campbell is in her 30th year of service and is the highest ranking female member in the agency’s history.

Assistant Deputy Superintendent Patricia M. Groeber started her police career in 1986 and became the first female member of the state police to hold the rank of Major and was the first female appointed Troop Commander, a position she held in Troop G.

Major Robin H. Benzinger is in her 30th year of service at the New York State Police.  In May of 2008, she was appointed as the Director of Training for the New York State Police, the first woman in the history of the organization to hold this position. 

The New York State Police Academy is located at the State Office Campus, Building 24, Washington Avenue, Albany, NY  12226.

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