WV Town Installs First Female Police Officer

The city of Vienna, West Virginia, has finally welcomed a woman into its police department as a sworn officer. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Allyssa Kern, of Williamstown, was sworn in Monday by Mayor Randy Rapp. Rapp says Kern is the city’s first female police officer. The Vienna Police Department has about 20 officers. Kern graduated from West Virginia University last year with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was as a Presidential Scholar, with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to report to the West Virginia State Police Academy later this month.