Frankfort, KY---Kentucky State Police Major Alecia Webb-Edgington has been elected President of the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network (KWLEN) for 2005. A 14-year state police veteran, Edgington currently serves as Chief Information Officer in the Technical Services Division at KSP headquarters in Frankfort.
“Service is an everyday part of the Kentucky State Police,” says Edgington. “I appreciate the opportunity to extend this service to others through KWLEN. It’s an excellent organization that offers many personal and career benefits to those in the law enforcement profession. I look forward to helping it achieve its goals during the coming year.”
Edgington began her law enforcement career in 1985 as a deputy with the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Dept. She graduated from the KSP Academy in 1990 and was assigned to Post 6 in Dry Ridge. Throughout her state police career, Edgington has served as a child sexual abuse investigator, a street level narcotics investigator, an executive security officer, an Operations staff officer, a squad sergeant, administrative sergeant, assistant commander of the Computer Technologies Branch, assistant commander of the Recruitment Branch, commander of KSP Post 7 in Richmond and commander of the Criminal Identification and Records Branch.
As Chief Information Officer for KSP, Edgington is responsible for the agency’s Criminal Identification and Records Branch, Communications/Computer Technology Branch, Intelligence Branch and the Headquarters Communication Center. She has been instrumental in developing processes for increased efficiency in compilation of crime data, data input for computerized criminal histories and criminal history background checks.
A native of Brownsville, Ky., Edgington is a current resident of Fort Wright, Ky. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1989 and Eastern Kentucky University in 2002.
“Maj. Edgington's experience will serve her well in fulfilling her duties as the president of an organization devoted to mentoring women in law enforcement; providing advocacy and support for its members and providing training that will develop its members,” says KSP Commissioner Mark Miller. “She embodies the goals of KWLEN with regard to achievement of professional goals and continued professional development. The Kentucky State Police is proud that a member of our family has been selected to assume this leadership role.”
Founded in 1999, KWLEN offers a unique networking opportunity that provides valuable mentoring and education benefits for a wide variety of individuals in law enforcement and related fields. It has almost 200 members throughout the state and welcomes both men and women in the criminal justice field, regardless of assignment, rank and affiliation. It includes representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as educators, students and support personnel.
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