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Angela Weekes joined the ...
Angela Weekes joined the Nampa Police Department in 1995, she was the only woman on staff.
In Nampa, there are 10 policewomen out of 113 officers, which includes Miller and Weekes
Weekes said many women don't want to apply for a career like being a police officer because it entails a lot of physical exercise and is a â€œdirtyâ€� job.
â€œYou have to be OK with going into some gross places,â€� Weekes said. â€œWe see the worst of the worst in our communities.
We are threatened and harassed.
We go into some very dirty houses and see some terrible situations.â€�
Weekes, who is a detective for the Nampa Family Justice Center, works directly with child abuse and sexual abuse victims.
said it takes a lot of strength to come to work every day, ready to face some of Canyon County's worst cases.
When Weekes started at the Nampa Police Department, she said she faced a lot of criticism and unfair judgment from some of her fellow police officers.
But 20 years later, the attitude against female officers has almost disappeared.
For one year, Miller was mentored by Weekes
at the Nampa Family Justice Center
hopes more women will decide to join the local police forces because it's a necessary and rewarding job.
Nampa Idaho Chamber of Commerce
BoiseWeekly: News: Citizen Boise: Rebecca Lovelace
Detective Angela Weeks with the Nampa Police Department toured that facility and became the visionary for this project.
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Angela Weekes speaks to the crowd gathered at the 10th Anniversary Party about the NFJC.
...If you are ready to reach out, please contact Detective Angela Weekes with the Nampa Police Department (468-5685) or Sabrina Bowman with the Community Development Division with the City of Nampa (468-5419).
...and Detective Angela Weekes, City of Nampa Police Department
Local News - The Idaho Statesman - Always Idaho
The goal, said Angela Weekes, an officer with the Nampa Police Department, is to "get rid of the rat race victims have to go through to get the help and services they need.
"We are wearing them down in the process," she
said victims will be brought into a secure "dining room," then essential services, from law enforcement to legal aid, will come to them.
Interview rooms won't be sterile police facilities, but rather comfortable rooms with couches and artwork.
The City of Nampa gave the center a $290,000 Community Block Grant to remodel the facility.And the group has applied for nearly a million dollars in other federal grant money.Other community organizations and businesses have donated, as well, Weekes
Construction work may begin within months, she
said, and the center may open by October.
said the Nampa center is a pilot project, and she
would ultimately like to see it expand throughout the state.