Police Department veteran celebrates 40-year milestone
June 9, 2021
Communications Supervisor Penny Leland has passed the 40-year mark in an extraordinarily long law enforcement career with Sweet Home Police Department.
More than 40 years ago, Leland became a volunteer at Sweet Home Police Department, something that soon turned into a part-time job. Leland had been interested in dispatching since a junior high field trip to the fire department in Redding, Calif.
Her former husband had been a sergeant at SHPD. Albany Police Department hired him in April 1981, but she was offered a part-time position and started working at SHPD on April 28, 1981. She marked...