HARRISBURG – Captain Annette Oates, the city’s highest ranking female police officer, will be honored at a reception at noon March 4, 2014, in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.
Captain Oates will retire effective March 9, 2014 and will accept a new post as Director of Security at Harrisburg Area Community College.
“Captain Oates has been a very important part of the Harrisburg Police force for many years,” said Police Chief Thomas Carter. “We wish her well in her new position with such a great institution.”
“I share Chief Carter’s sentiments and appreciation of Captain Oates as a dedicated police officer who has served our city well,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse. “But it’s comforting to know that she will bring her expertise and commitment to HACC, which is a vital part of our community.” Mayor Papenfuse will present Captain Oates a proclamation in her honor from the city
Captain Oates, 49, is a 28-year veteran of the Harrisburg Police Department. She was born and raised in Harrisburg and is a graduate of Central Dauphin High School. She attended Penn State University, Main Campus, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice in May 1986. She received her Act 120 Certification from the Hershey State Police Academy, graduating in the top half of her class.Leave a reply