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Women in the Military and Law Enforcement honored

Women of Power in Law Enforcement and the Military were honored today with a luncheon, held at New Hong Kong Restaurant, 900 S. Jackson St. The event was sponsored by Nordstrom’s, State Farm, Port of Seattle, Puget Sound Blood Center, Port of Seattle, Clear Channel, Era Living and the Seattle Seahawks.

Among the 12 honorees were 3 Seattle Police women.

Lt. Carmen Best- Community Outreach Lieutenant for the Seattle Police Department

Best has been with the Seattle Police Department since 1992. She has assumed a vast number of positions and assignments in her 19 years with the police department. She is currently the community outreach lieutenant. Best is responsible for overseeing personnel assigned to community outreach, false alarm detail, youth outreach, school emphasis, media response, the citizen’s police academy, and demographic advisory councils. Prior to being hired by the Seattle Police Department, she worked as a senior accounts processor for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. She also served as a soldier in the United States Army.

Officer Denise Bouldin-School Emphasis Team

Officer Bouldin is a veteran of the Seattle Police Department. She is currently assigned to the School Emphasis Team and, in addition, serves as a community liaison officer. Bouldin works closely with the youth and citizens of Seattle, especially in the Rainier Valley and Central District area. A few years ago, she proposed a basketball game between the youth in the community and the Seattle police officers. Later, the teens requested to change the basketball game to a chess match. Bouldin then held a chess tournament for these youngsters. The tournament was the beginning of Detective Cookie’s Urban Youth Chess Club.

Officer Linda Hill- Native American Liaison  

Hill has been an employee of the City of Seattle for nearly 30 years. She began her career in the 1980s as a clerk for the Seattle Municipal Court and the magistrates’ offices before joining the Seattle Police Department in October 1986. Hill is a member of the National Native American Law Enforcement Association. She works mostly with Native American youth programs, such as the Highline Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee, Iwasil Youth Program, Clear Sky Youth Program, Duwamish Tribal Services “Singing Feet” dance group, and Local Indian Child Welfare Act Committee.

These officers were honored for their many contributions to the community.     

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