Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Maud Vareer, 1st Certified Uniform Police Woman of Belle Glade, Florida

Belle Glade, Fla.--Maud Vereen became the first Certified Uniform Police Woman of Belle Glade in 1958. Her hiring Sheriff told her it was a make or break position. If she broke it then there would be no women following her. She worked 37 1/2 years for the Belle Glade office. 
Maud Vereen, the first Certified Uniform Police
Woman of Belle Glade in 1958, Fla.
While still on active duty, she started the Law Enforcement Appreciation Lunch, 24 years ago. She went to her Pastor, of the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, and suggested the appreciation lunch. He enthusiastically said, "Yes."

Held on the third Sunday of May, the event starts with an 11 a.m. service in the Mt. Zion AME Church's Multipurpose building, Belle Glade, and ends with a meal honoring area law enforcement officers.

Vareen retired in 1997 but still continues to be very active with her church and the community.

If you interested in attending the event you can contact the Church at (561) 996-3804
Or go to 908 SW Ave B Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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