Making history

photo of Molly Bossi

Molly Bossi, photo by Deborah McDermott, courtesy of

What can you do after graduating with psychology and justice studies majors? Alumna Molly Bossi has just become the first female police officer in Kittery, Maine. As a UNH student, she interned at the Portsmouth, NH, Police Department. Upon graduation, she was hired by the Rochester, NH, Police Department, where she has prosecuted juvenile cases and worked with schools, courts, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to address the problem of high-risk youths in the community.

“It’s like coming to a new job every day,” she said of her decision to become an officer. “And I enjoy the fact that you can go so many different routes in law enforcement.”

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