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Police Lt. Kline named Woman of the Year

Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club honor 35 years of service

Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club honor 35 years of service

September 16, 2009

The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club on Monday night honored Hagerstown Police Lt. Margaret A. Kline as the organization's 2009 Woman of the Year.

Factors in Kline's selection for Woman of the Year were her "outstanding career in law enforcement, public safety, achievements in promoting women in the workplace, advocacy for children through safety education, facilitating neighborhood crime prevention programs and community service," according to information provided by the BPW.

Kline, 53, who started with the police department in 1974 as a police cadet, went on to become the first sworn female officer to work uniform patrol. She served as a detective in the department's Criminal Investigative Division and as a shift commander in Uniform Patrol.

She is the academy director of the Western Maryland Police Academy and an adjunct professor at Hagerstown Community College.

She is a 1973 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

She completed the FBI National Academy in 1998.

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Kline has a master of arts degree in human sciences, concentrating on psychology and gerontology, from Hood college. She also has a bachelor' of science degree in criminal justice, concentrating on political science, from the University of Baltimore, and an associate degree in law enforcement from Hagerstown Junior College.

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