MPD Highlights Female Patrol Officers

Pictured left to right are Officers Wood, Strathman, Tisol and Lt. Pollock

From the Menomonie Police Department:

In honor of Women's History Month, today we are highlighting the women who are patrol officers for the Menomonie Police Department.

Lieutenant Kelly Pollock and patrol officers Kayla Tisol, Heather Strathman and Abigail Wood are "on the road". As patrol officers, they respond to calls for service and as a supervisor, Lieutenant Pollock provides direction and assistance when needed.

Lieutenant Pollock has worked for the MPD for 15 years. In that time, she has worked as a Field Training Officer and General Investigator. She developed the Menomonie Police Department Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and also offers training throughout the state on homicide prevention in conjunction with End Abuse Wisconsin. In 2017 Lt Pollock was named Officer of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Women Police.

Officer Kayla Tisol has been with the MPD for 2.5 years. She says "I enjoy working in law enforcement as it challenges me to better myself every day mentally and physically. In this career field every shift is different and you have to be prepared for it. Being in law enforcement motivates me to continue to educate myself in order to best serve the community."

Officer Heather Strathman has worked for the MPD for 9 months. In that time she has completed field training and is now focusing on becoming a well-rounded patrol officer. Officer Strathman says, "I wanted to make positive changes in my community. I like that there's a lot of opportunities to show kindness to others."

Officer Abigail Wood is one of our newest officers, and started in January of this year. She's excited to see what areas of law enforcement she enjoys most and pursue development in those areas. Officer Wood wanted a career where she interacted with people on a daily basis. "I wanted to have an active role in people's lives and make a difference. So far I have enjoyed the variety that LE provides and the interaction with the community."

Thank you to these women for your service and dedication to the community!