Prospect Park swears in first female police officer in department's history

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania swore in its first female police officer in the department's history on Nov. 10, 2020.

PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- History was made in Delaware County, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night.

Moira Cummings became the first female police officer in Prospect Park.

Moira Cummings

She was sworn in Tuesday and congratulated with flowers and hugs from loved ones.

"I think growing up just in Ridley Township there were no female cops at all. I went to school for criminal justice and kind of just went that way. I love being a cop," said Cummings.

Cummings' great-grandfather was the mayor of Prospect Park, so service is in her blood.

"My great-grandfather was the mayor...it kind of always pulled me here. Now, I'm happy to be the first full-time police officer," she said.