Village People: Pirsia Allen, Retiring From The Force But Keeping The Faith

Friday, April 27, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Retiring Maywood Community Resource Officer Pirsia Allen reads to Garfield Elementary students during Black History Month. | Courtesy District 89 

Rev. Pirsia Allen, a veteran Maywood police officer of roughly two decades, will retire on May 10. Most recently, Allen was the department’s community resource officer. Although he’ll be off of the force, the 60-year-old minister said he will still be a presence in the community.

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Local Ministers, Security Experts Talk Safety As Church Shootings Rise

Thursday, April 26, 2018 || By Tom Holmes || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley during the April 21 church security conference in Forest Park. | Lorenzo Weber/Facebook 

As minister of Hope Tabernacle Church in Forest Park, Rev. Persia Allen knows a lot about churches. And after serving roughly two decades as an officer in the Maywood Police Department, Allen also knows a lot about law enforcement.

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