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.