Thursday, December 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
During a Dec. 19 regular board meeting, members of the village’s Board of Police and Fire Commission swore in Officer Lizet Ochoa, who Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley said is the first female officer hired in the department “in approximately eight years.”
Commissioners Gloria Clay and Readith Esther, were on hand to swear Ochoa in during the meeting.
“[Officer Ochoa] is also bilingual,” Talley said, adding that Ochoa had already been attending community events before her Dec. 19 swearing-in, including a meeting about public safety earlier this month.
“Two Sundays ago, she along with [Maywood Trustee Antonio] Sanchez, addressed a large citizen base of our Latin community who had many concerns about public safety,” Talley said.
“I’m very proud of Ochoa,” he added. “She passed her standards training on the first try, which always makes me very happy.”
Talley said that he and Clay were in attendance at Ochoa’s graduation from the police academy.
“It was an honor,” said Clay, referencing her attendance at the ceremony. Clay said it was the second graduation she attended. VFP
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