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Judy Murphy - 1975

Professional Achievement

The recipient of this award has achieved significant success in her/his paid profession/career marked by her/his accomplishments.


Professional Achievement

Edith Hudson’10 (MBA)

 

Assistant Chief Edith Hudson of the Milwaukee Police Department is a trailblazer, team builder and a perfect example of an Alverno woman making a difference and paving the way for others to follow.

Edith began her career with the Milwaukee Police Department on November 5, 1990. During the 23-plus years, Edith has served as the commander of the Fifth District police station, acting commander of the Third District police station, shift commander at the Third, Fifth and Second police districts, and shift commander of the Sensitive Crimes Division – Domestic Violence Unit. She was also a supervisor with the Tactical Enforcement Unit.

As the highest-ranking African-American woman in the department, Edith is the commander of the MPD’s South Command. She has responsibility to provide strategic leadership and direction for the personnel assigned to three of the department’s seven district stations, the South Investigations Division, Court Administration, Central Booking and the Office of Community Outreach and Education.

During her career, Edith has worked hard to eliminate misperceptions about law enforcement. After being promoted to captain of police in District 5 in 2009, one of her first priorities was to open up lines of communication with community members. She has received awards recognizing the reduction of crime and the spurring of lasting economic development in the city. In 2014, she was named one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Women of Influence.”

 

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