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To protect and serve: Caitlin Carlyle, patrol officer, Fort Dodge Police Department

Caitlin Carlyle

How long have you been in law enforcement?

4.5 years

What other law enforcement positions/ departments have you served in?

Fort Dodge Police Department was my first law enforcement job.

What’s an interesting fact about you that some might not know?

Pickles are the worst food ever.

What’s the most memorable incident you’ve responded to?

The most memorable calls are the ones that end with ”thank you.”

What gives you the most satisfaction in your job?

Being a female in this field sometimes presents its own challenges, but insipring little girls to pursue a career in a male-dominated field is very satisfying.

What’s the toughest part of your job?

The public’s general perception of law enforcement officers — we don’t all love doughnuts.

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