Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Lund become first Chesco female detective in 33 years


Lund becomes first female detective on county force in 33 years

WEST CHESTER When Kristin Lund was sworn in as a Chester County detective last week, she became the first woman hired into the position in 33 years.

District Attorney Thomas Hogan said he was not aware that it had been so long since a female detective was hired until after he decided to bring Lund on board. Hogan, who has been in his position for about two years, said he thinks it's useful to have a mix of female and male prosecutors and detectives because they relate differently to cases and witnesses.

"So it's surprising to me that there was that gap," he said. "I don't have any explanation for it."

Lund spent 15 years with the West Whiteland Township Police Department, and also worked for the police departments in Parkesburg and Kennett Square. She will be working in the child abuse unit of the District Attorney's Office.

Hogan said the last female detective to work at the office, Donna Carroll, retired in 2010.

- Tricia L. Nadolny

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