Monica Blodgett Rocchio started her career with the Federal service in June 1970 with the Office of Personnel Management (formerly the U.S. Civil Service Commission), prior to women having the legal authority to carry firearms in performance of their duties. Six short weeks later, she transferred to the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), remaining there for thirteen years. Ms. Rocchio served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, as a Criminal Investigator from 1983 until she transferred to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1987.
Ms. Rocchio served in various positions with EPA's Criminal Investigation Division (CID). She started as a field agent in the Philadelphia Office and transferred to CID's Headquarters Office in November 1993 as a Senior Special Agent. In 1995, she was the first EPA/CID Special Agent assigned to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) in Washington, DC, with responsibility for the newly created environmental crimes program at that office. In March 2002, Ms. Rocchio was promoted to the position of Special Agent in Charge for International Activities and Liaison. She retired from Federal service in December 2003.
Ms. Rocchio is a founding charter lifetime member of Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc., and served as the first President of the organization from 1999 through December 2003. She currently serves as the organization's Deputy Executive Director, fulfilling one of her passions in life of furthering the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in federal law enforcement. In March 2006, Ms. Blodgett became the first Vice President of the newly incorporated WIFLE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which is the training, research and educational arm for WIFLE.
Ms. Rocchio has received numerous awards during her federal career including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Center for Women and Policing.