Women in Policing
No JPD job is considered "for men only". Female officers serve equally with male officers in the Jupiter Police Department.
Women just like you are now seeking an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as law enforcement professionals with the Jupiter Police Department. Women hold varied and important positions in the Jupiter Police Department. Consider joining them if you are looking for a rewarding career in law enforcement.
Learn more about motivations for joining the Jupiter Police Department, experiences, assignments, and comments from just a few of our female officers:
Detective Danielle D. Hirsch
received her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University in 1991. She has been with the Jupiter Police Department since 1998 and was assigned to the Road Patrol Division. In August 2004, she was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section as the Youth Crime Prevention Detective. She continues to serve in the Criminal Investigations Section and is a Hostage Negotiator and a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team. "I enjoy being a police officer and Jupiter provides me with the diversity to broaden my experiences."
Officer Carla Irons
joined the Jupiter Police Department family in February 1996, and on her one year anniversary date was offered a position in the Community Activities Unit. In September 2004, Carla returned to the Road Patrol Division. Carla’s pleasure in meeting and talking to people of all ages made her assignment to the Community Activities Unit an effortless task. In 1998, she became a certified DARE instructor, which afforded her the opportunity to visit area schools and teach children the importance of resisting drug and alcohol use. In May of 2000, Carla completed the required 120 hours of training to become one of the Department’s six certified Crime Prevention Practitioners. This certification allows her to complete residential, commercial and lighting surveys and to educate the community in ways to better safeguard themselves from crime. Officer Irons currently works as an instructor at the Jupiter High School's Criminal Justice Academy.
Sergeant Sandra Drown
has been with the Jupiter Police Department since 1992. In February 2000, she became a member of the agency's Traffic Unit. Through extensive training, she was designated as one of the department's Traffic Homicide Investigators. She became a Sergeant in 2007. Sergeant Drown also serves as an agency instructor, where she trains officers in Human Diversity, Ethics and S.A.L.T.S. (Safe and Legal Traffic Stops). She is a certified trainer and supervisor for the Child Safety Seat Technician program.
Officer Elizabeth Raleigh
moved to Florida in September 2001 from New Jersey, where she worked as a Police Officer. She became a Jupiter Police Officer in April 2002. She is currently assigned to the Road Patrol Division. "I have enjoyed my time with the Jupiter Police Department. It is a close knit department with a family atmosphere. I enjoy the close relationships I have developed with my co-workers. I look forward to a full career with the Jupiter Police Department."
Detective Kelly Sanders
received her Bachelor's degree in Criminology from Florida Atlantic University. She later attended the Police Academy at Indian River Community College. Officer Sanders has been with the Jupiter Police Department since 1996 and was assigned to the Road Patrol Division. In May, 2008 she was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section as a Detective. Detective Sanders is also a Hostage Negotiator. "I enjoy working for the Town of Jupiter, a relaxed, beach community."