Meet the first Malayali woman police officer of USA


Chicago: Jovina Joy becomes the first Malayali woman to be part of the village police force at Carol Stream, a suburb near Chicago. She is the daughter of Kadiyammpally Joy and Veronica who reside at Des Plaines. Jovina took over the charge at the Carol Stream police station, on 21st December, after undergoing rigorous training for 3 months. She has also worked part time, for more than two years, at the Park Ridge and Morten grove police stations.

More than the impressive remuneration and the dignity associated with the profession, it was her desire to serve the society which inspired Jovina to choose a career in the police force. She firmly believes that a police officer’s life should be dedicated to ensure justice, peace and safety in the society. She had rightly chosen sociology and criminal justice as her main subjects in the university.

Jovina gave up a promising career as a marketing manager to pursue her dream of becoming a police officer. Though her parents were worried initially, they wholeheartedly supported their daughter's decision. She aims to pursue higher studies in criminal justice.

Jovina, whose parents hail from Punnathara in Kottayam, was born in Mumbai and migrated to the United States of America when she was four years old. Jovi and Jobi are her siblings.  

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