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Lynne Doucette

Lynne Doucette

Lt. Lynne D. Doucette is a patrol supervisor and defensive tactics trainer with the Brunswick (Maine) PD. Prior to being the first female promoted at BPD, she worked as an undercover detective assigned to the state narcotics task force.



Patricia Teinert

Patricia Teinert

Patricia A. Teinert has been a Texas peace officer since 1984. She has served as a patrol officer, investigator, and member of a juvenile gang and narcotics task force. She is currently a patrol officer with Katy ISD Police Department.
Women in Law Enforcement

Blog - Women in Law Enforcement

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Not Afraid to Be a Woman  

February 14, 2014
Being feminine is often seen as a hindrance as opposed to an attribute when garnering respect from male coworkers because they feel like they have to protect us instead of focus on the problem they are called to handle.
<p>Photo via New York Times.</p>

Tips for Joining Investigative Units  

July 1, 2013
Investigative units in law enforcement seem to be more welcoming to females than the more male-dominated units. This could be because females have been utilized in law enforcement investigations since at least 1912.
<p>Photo courtesy of Jenna Underwood-Nunez.</p>

How To Deal With Pregnancy In Law Enforcement  

June 11, 2013
Being a female in law enforcement has its challenges. Being a pregnant female in law enforcement is its own unique animal. I'm here to try and answer a few of your questions or at least give you some advice to make it easier for you.
<p>Sanford (Fla.) PD&#39;s Officer Tina Leman weaves through traffic cones on her H-D Electra Glide at a training rodeo. Photo courtesy of Officer Tina Leman.</p>

Tips for Joining the Motor Unit  

May 30, 2013
Do you want to be distinguished as the top 0.2% of law enforcement? If you are a female and make it into your agency's motor unit, you will be.
<p>Photo of Dep. Jenna Underwood-Nunez courtesy of LASD</p>

Risking It All To Save a Life  

May 15, 2013
Despite the fact that she was off duty and almost six months pregnant, a Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy ran to the aid of a drowning teen.
<p>Photo: Yuda Chen</p>

Why Women Excel In Counter-Terrorism Roles  

May 9, 2013
The different outlooks on life — and possible skill sets — that women bring to the table compared to men make them valuable security and law enforcement employees and leaders.
<p>Officer Linda Matthew is the Sacramento (Calif.) Police Department&rsquo;s first female K-9 handler. <a href=&quot;http://blog.sacpd.org/2008/02/28/sacramento-police-department-hires-a-new-k-9/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Photo: Sacramento (Calif.) PD</a></p>

5 Tips for Joining a K-9 Unit  

April 26, 2013
Have you noticed there are very few female K-9 handlers in law enforcement? Don't let that deter you. If you’re motivated to join a K-9 unit, use these five tips to prepare and achieve your goal.
<p>Photo by Yuda Chen.</p>

5 Tips for Joining a Specialty Unit   

March 31, 2013
Female officers may encounter resistance when they apply to join special units such as SWAT, K-9, narcotics, internal affairs, or crime prevention units. To help those hoping to break into these units, PoliceMag.com is launching a Web-exclusive, multi-part series offering strategies to reach this goal.
<p>Many women use purses for off-duty concealed carry. Photo courtesy of Patricia Teinert.</p>

Pitfalls of Off-Duty Carry for Female Cops  

February 28, 2013
Our clothing is close-fitting, which makes it difficult and occasionally impractical to conceal a handgun underneath it. The bulge makes it much too obvious.
<p>Photo: Wendy&nbsp;Dutenhoeffer</p>

Do You Use Electrical Appliances While You're In the Tub?  

January 22, 2013
Finance, accounting, budgets, and purchasing procedures exist for a reason. As boring as these "instruction books" may be, they are for your own protection. It's their goal to keep you from dropping your "financial toaster" in a tub of hot, greasy, water.
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