YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Police Department now has a new detective sergeant.
Sharon Cole was promoted from police officer to detective sergeant. She has been at the department for 16 years.
Cole will now be the supervisor of the road officers. The new role took a lot of studying and hard work, and now she’s ready for new challenges.
Cole said being a woman in a male-dominated field is empowering.
“It tries your patience, but actually, I get treated like everyone else and I want the same respect that I give,” she said.
Cole’s first day serving in her new position begins Friday.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said Cole was one of four women on the force. She is one of 14. WKBN regrets the error.