Kentwood welcomes first black woman officer

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KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kentwood Police Department reached a new milestone this week.

On Monday, Jesalyn Heard became the first African American woman to be sworn-in as an officer in the department’s 51-year history, according to a Kentwood press release.

She recently graduated from Grand Rapids Community College. While there, she was on the dean’s list and earned an associate degree in criminal justice. She also completed the GRCC Police Academy in April.

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