GREENFIELD — When Nichole Gilbert joined the investigations unit at the Greenfield Police Department, she became the first female to serve as a detective in almost a decade.
Gilbert, 34, was added to the division in March when department officials felt there was sufficient manpower on the road to move a patrol officer to investigations to ease a growing caseload.
A detective position hadn’t been held by a woman since 2004.
Gilbert is currently the only female officer on the department. But that’s a distinction she’s become accustomed to over the years.