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Lancaster Police Department Receives Prestigious 'Civilian Employees of the Year' Award

Post Date:06/24/2024 10:30 AM

Lancaster, CA. June 24, 2024 – The City of Lancaster takes great pride in recognizing the extraordinary efforts of Roshelle Early, Stephanie Cordero, and Karen Nguyen who were recently honored with the “Civilian Employees of the Year” Award at the annual Voices of Democracy AV Law Appreciation Day Ceremony. The award celebrates the work of law enforcement officers, judicial servants, as well as civilians working in the name of justice.

“The City of Lancaster is proud of the honors these three employees have received for their outstanding contributions to the community,” said R. Rex Parris. “We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to seeing how their contributions keep changing our City every day."

Ms. Early, the Department Community Engagement Specialist, has dedicated her entire professional career to serving the citizens of Antelope Valley. She has implemented numerous safety-based programs, including the Public Safety Watch Program, Business Watch, Neighborhood Watch, and Park Watch, to name a few. In addition, she’s partnered with various non-profit and community-based organizations to build and foster a safer Antelope Valley.

Ms. Cordero, the Intelligence Special Problems Coordinator, has been a public servant of the City of Lancaster for over seven years. She is a certified JRIC Terrorism Liaison Officer for the Lancaster Police Department and is connected to a national network of intelligence professionals. Ms. Cordero works closely with the Lancaster Sheriff’s and Lancaster Police Department personnel in investigating major crimes in the area. She is also involved in numerous safety-based programs and non-profit organizations aimed at creating a safer Lancaster.

Ms. Nguyen, a nationally certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst with five years of analyst experience, brings a unique set of skills to her role. Her expertise has been instrumental in the investigation of major crimes in the area. By analyzing crime trends through the use of data and intelligence tools, Ms. Nguyen has enhanced the Department’s understanding of the root causes of crime and ways to address those causes.

“Roshelle Early, Stephanie Cordero, and Karen Nguyen have earned this award for their exceptional work with the Intelligence and Crime Analysis Center (ICAC),” said Chief of Police, Rodrick Armalin. “Their tireless efforts have helped solve numerous crimes in Lancaster, and their dedication to public safety is truly inspiring.”

About the City of Lancaster, CA

Lancaster is a diverse community of nearly 170,000, leading the future through science, technology, art, culture, and collaboration. Home to astronauts, rocket scientists, families, and innovative businesses large and small, we are leading the USA with innovation. Combined with spectacular landscapes and clean air, Lancaster has the confidence, expertise, spirit, and imagination to transform tomorrow. We are: Creating a better tomorrow. Visit us at

City of Lancaster Police Department is steadfastly committed to providing superior public safety services to all who live, work, and visit our City. They work alongside the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to uphold the peace and enhance the quality of life in Lancaster. The Lancaster Police Department proudly embraces state-of-the-art technology, data-driven decision-making processes, and community-oriented policing strategies to address the unique needs and concerns of our citizens.


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