Police Officer Susan Mannik to Retire After 20 Years of Service; First Female Officer to Retire from the Force

Lakewood Police Officer Susan Mannik will be retiring after completing 20 years of service to the Lakewood Police Department and the Township. “We’re sorry to lose her”, says Police Chief Rob Lawson. “She was one of our best officers, and has done a great job”, Lawson says. “It’s nice to have female officers because a lot of times they can fill roles in interviewing female victims and relate to them and make them feel more comfortable than when a male officer was there”, the Chief said.

Officer Mannik, completing her twenty years of service tomorrow, was the second female officer hired in the department and the first female officer to retire. Officer Mannik is one of nine female officers on the force.

“I hope and pray that every one of my co-workers are able to make it to the point they themselves are able to retire someday”, Officer Mannik said.

Police Chief Rob Lawson said – as earlier reported – the department will be hiring additional officers in the coming months to replace the retiring officers. TLS.

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  1. Officer mannik gave me a ticket 2 years ago and a talking to at the same time and she was a real mentsch about it. Ps I totally deserved the ticket

  2. #3 A rare occurance indeed- someone in Lakewood who can own up to a mistake resulting in a ticket! All fun aside, Sue is a wonderful woman and police officer who will dearly be missed by everyone in this town. We wish you the best Officer Mannik!

  3. Its sad all these cops are retiring. It’ll take the new cops years to learn the nuances of this town & to be sensitive to our unique needs. Thanx Sue, we’re gonna miss you. D. B.

  4. she game me my first and only ticket in my 13 years of driving for talking on a cell phone but I also must admit she was a nice officer who really cared, will miss her, and i wish her an enjoyable retirement!

  5. I knew Sue as a child and watched her grow up in the neighborhood. She was an excellent officer and responded any time we needed her. She will be missed and deserves this wonderful retirement she has earned. God bless you Sue. Enjoy!!

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