Did you know that today, March 8th, 2021 is International Women's Day? Here at the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department we are beyond lucky to have several strong and powerful women as police officers that have served here in the past and present, including our very own current Chief of Police.
In addition to our female police officer's, we also have several extraordinary women in the office who work tirelessly behind the scenes that keep this police department working in a professional matter on a daily basis.
We thank you for your continuing service and dedication to the public.
Below is an article that our Chief of Police was featured in with https://www.chesco.org/4873/Honoring-Essential-Women
“National Women's History Month - who do Chester County's "essential women" honor?
March is National Women’s History Month – a time to recognize the amazing accomplishments of strong, determined women. This month, we asked some of Chester County’s “essential” women, who have continued serving us throughout the pandemic, which women in history do they honor? Who has influenced them? Our first profile is Dr. Brenda Bernot, Chief of Police, Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department.
Dr. Bernot: “There have been so many women throughout history who have had the courage and persistence to transform their personal dream into reality that I found it extremely challenging to identify just one single woman that I admire. However, I believe that my mother was my most important role model because I was able to view her struggles on a daily basis and learn from her efforts to overcome obstacles. My mother was born in 1932 and therefore, grew up in a society that had very strong opinions regarding the roles that women were permitted to engage in. Throughout her entire life, she fought to establish her own path. She was my hero because she encouraged me to dream and then pursue those dreams. During Women’s History Month, I encourage all women to follow their heart to chart their own path, serve as a role model for those who will follow, and remember to encourage other women as they pursue their dreams.”