Officer Janil Baez, 21, right, shares a laugh with her training officer Cpl. Rickie Dozier, left, on Friday at the Tarboro Police Department. Baez is the first female officer hired in Tarboro since the 1990s.
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Officer Janil Baez, 21, right, shares a laugh with her training officer Cpl. Rickie Dozier, left, on Friday at the Tarboro Police Department. Baez is the first female officer hired in Tarboro since the 1990s.

Tarboro hires first female police officer in decades

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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Janil Baez is the first female officer to don the Tarboro police uniform in nearly two decades – a feeling the 21-year-old officer in training relishes.

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