Local fan favorite and award-winning police officer, Michelle Palladini
Michelle Palladini is widely respected for her law enforcement expertise, and commitment to the care and protection of children, and even more loved for her unrelenting positivism, passion, and dedication to the community. A strong proponent of community policing, and “building villages” to instill, nurture and foster a strong, fundamental support for children, her zeal for bettering the lives of others took on an amazing life of its own. She was inspired to develop the L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Empowerment, Awareness, Protection) Program in 2013, which offers a solution-focused method for connecting the police with the schools and parents as a pathway to children’s success in four areas: happiness, health, safety, and resilience.
Dancing into the Light is a heartwarming memoir that captures one woman’s transformative journey of self-discovery by making peace with a family at once extremely dysfunctional, yet oddly endearing. As a child, her troubling interaction with her depressed mother coexisted with the affection she held for her happy-go-lucky father. With little guidance from either parent, […]