Queens Senator to honor extraordinary women in the law enforcement field for Women’s History Month

The Senator will be honoring extraordinary women in the law enforcement field on March 24.
Office of Senator James Sanders Jr.

Queens state Sen. James Sanders Jr. is hosting an event in Jamaica next month to recognize outstanding women in law enforcement in celebration of March being women’s history month.

Sanders, who represents Far Rockaway, Edgemere and Arverne, is hosting the event with the Rochdale Village Community Relations Committee at the Rochdale Village Grand Ballroom, located at 69-65 137th Ave., on March 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The senator is still accepting nominations for women worthy of being honored, with the public able to nominate any female working as a police officer, school safety officer, state trooper or any other profession in the law enforcement field.

Sanders said that women in law enforcement play a vital role in keeping communities safe.

“They are often the first to respond to emergencies and work tirelessly to protect and serve. Recognizing their achievements during Women’s History Month is a fitting tribute to their dedication and service,” he said.

For a woman to be nominated she must live in Sanders’ district or have been working in the district for at least five years. The nominee must have demonstrated extraordinary achievements in her work or community service.

For more information and to nominate a woman, visit Sanders’ website. The last day for nominations is March 13.