Biloxi police officer featured in Glamour Magazine’s September issue

Biloxi police officer featured in Glamour Magazine’s September issue

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Biloxi police officer was chosen to represent Mississippi in a Glamour Magazine's titled "50 States of Women", a poll of over 2,000 American women about self-esteem and their hopes for the future.

Officer Ashleigh Pack is committed to overcoming all obstacles get in the way of her success, on and off duty.

Pack's dedication to her work with the Biloxi Police Department granted her the opportunity to be highlighted Glamour's September 2017 issue. When it comes to facing adversity, she told Glamour, "I believe bad experiences mold us into the people we're meant to be."

Below is the full essay that Pack submitted to be considered for the feature, where she discusses her accomplishments as a police officer and the importance of being persistent.

At the age of 14 I became interested in criminal justice and law enforcement. I told my mother one day while watching Law and Order Special Victim's Unit that I was going to be "Olivia" when I grew up. I never ventured far from that goal. In 2004 I graduated High School and then College in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. In 2010 I graduated the Harrison County Police Academy. I was the only female in my class. Throughout the academy I was required to perform the same mentally and physically as all the men. I was never once treated differently by the instructors or other cadets. After graduation I began my career in law enforcement and worked hard to become a well-rounded and educated officer. I have worked on patrol day and night shift, with narcotics task forces, with a gang prevention task force, and in a criminal investigation division specializing in sexual assaults. The law enforcement profession is still a male dominate profession and as a female I have had to work extra hard in some aspects to get where I am. It is uncommon for someone, male or female, to have had the opportunities to accomplish and experienced the multi –faceted aspects of law enforcement that have been provided to me through my hard work and persistence.

Read the full article from Glamour Magazine here: https://www.glamour.com/story/50-states-of-women

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