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The Newark Police Department swore in the newest addition to its force at a ceremony on Monday.
24-year-old, Chelsea Rubio is a Cincinnati native and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Miami University as well as Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Last November she completed her police officer training at Butler Tech and worked part time as a police officer in Mt. Healthy before landing a full time position in Newark.
" I am super excited. It is just a dream come true to get a full time police job and I never thought i'd be this lucky at this age to get my dream job and start working," said Rubio.
Newark Police Chief, Steven Sarver says that he has high hopes for patrolman Rubio and he is happy to see a woman take the position.
" Diversity in any kind of employment I believe is good if you look at the population of the city of Newark it's about 50 percent female and yet in our police department with 71 officers she's the fourth one, "said Sarver.
Rubio hopes to stay with the Newark Police Department for the duration of her career and says that her ultimate goal is to be a part of the K9 unit. Until then she is eager to begin responding to calls and being a role model for the community.