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Prince Frederick, MD- Growing up, PCO Colliflower had an intense passion for helping others and contributing to her community. In her teenage years, she joined the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department. During that time, PCO Colliflower took her first ride on the Maryland State Police – Aviation Command‘s Trooper 7 helicopter. PCO Colliflower said from this moment on, she knew she wanted to work for the Maryland State Police. PCO Colliflower stated, “I just loved what they [MSP] stood for and how respected the agency was.”

In 2017, PCO Colliflower’s friend told her about a job opening as PCO at the Prince Frederick Barrack. PCO Colliflower immediately jumped at the opportunity. She stated because she grew up in the area, she’d know the area well, and she knew this was another way to serve the community she lived in. She applied in the Fall of 2017 and was hired in May of 2018 as a Police Communications Operator for the Prince Frederick Barrack.

 Maryland State Police Colonel Pallozzi and PCO Colliflower

When asked if PCO Colliflower likes her job, she stated, “I actually love my job. I think it is fun and l always look forward to coming into work every shift. I love that every shift is different, you never know what to expect.”

It is a true testament to PCO Colliflower’s work ethic and abilities that she won PCO of the Year for the Prince Frederick Barrack within her first year of working for the barrack. PCO Colliflower stated that winning PCO of the Year for 2018 is one of her most valued accomplishments. 

Since becoming a PCO at the Prince Frederick Barrack, PCO Colliflower has elected to try and further her career with the Maryland State Police. She has applied to become a Trooper. “Everyone [Sworn and Civilian Personnel] I have the pleasure of working with has welcomed me from the very start and they all have been extremely supportive of my future goals within the agency [MSP].” 

When PCO Colliflower is not working, she enjoys playing softball, going to the gym, and taking her dog to the park or beach. She also loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Please join the Prince Frederick Barrack in congratulating PCO Colliflower on winning the Prince Frederick Barrack 2018 Police Communications Operator (PCO) of the Year and wishing her luck on her journey of becoming a Trooper for the Maryland State Police! 

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...