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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.
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<p>NYPD transit officer Carol Paukner was the inspiration for the book &quot;We&#39;re Not Leaving.&quot; Photo: NAWLEE</p>

Chronicling the Stories of 9/11 Responders  

February 8, 2012
While representing the board of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), I attended a lecture given by Dr. Benjamin Luft, the author of a wonderful book that tells the personal stories of 9/11 responders called "We're Not Leaving."
<p>Photo:&nbsp;<a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/viirok/&quot;>Johan.V.</a></p>

Basic Concealed-Carry Tips for Small-Framed Females  

January 19, 2012
Men seem to have it so easy when it comes to concealed carry weapons. They tend to have bigger frames, longer torsos—more "bulk to hide the bulge." We women, especially of the small-frame variety, don't have it so easy.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/romanlily/&quot;>romanlily</a>.</p>

How To Dress for Success  

September 28, 2011
When you have a court appearance or a job interview, your image should project that you are trustworthy, honest, hardworking, and highly competent. Read our primer on how to approach wearing a suit, blouse, shoes, jewelry, makeup, and hairstyle.
<p>Photo: Paul Clinton.</p>

Conventional Training Fails Today's Officers  

August 17, 2011
Conventional training, like military boot camp, almost always assumes recruits know nothing, have few skills and must be built from the ground up. This way of thinking is unfortunate and relatively ineffective.
<p><em><strong>Brown flaxseeds. </strong><strong>Photo: </strong><strong id="yui_3_3_0_3_1310157730807977"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/alishav/">AlishaV</a></strong></em></p>

Eating Healthier: Picking the Right Ingredients  

July 8, 2011
The next time you are tempted to reach for a doughnut or munch on a bacon cheeseburger or hot dog, instead choose a snack or meal that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients that will boost your immune system and help get rid of your gut.
Tags: Nutrition
<p><strong><em>Pomegranate seeds. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/marfis75/">marfis75</a>.</em></strong></p>

Eating Healthier: 5 Meals  

July 7, 2011
These recipes for five meals throughout a day provide detailed instructions to help you achieve your goal. Even if you're not a seasoned cook, these meals will be easy to prepare.
Tags: Nutrition
<p><strong>Photo:</strong> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11891647@N05/5315173035/">Raul Garcia Pinero</a>.</p>

Pregnancy and Policing  

June 24, 2011
Once an officer shows her pregnancy physically, most officers agree she should take a light-duty job. The pregnancy adds stress to other patrol officers because they worry about her health and the baby's health. And she must deal with the perception that she looks more vulnerable.

Entering a Male-Dominated Profession  

June 2, 2011
As long as your agency isn't Neanderthal-dominated, you should be successful. Your best chance at being accepted and successful is to be absolutely competent.

Krav Maga for Women in LE  

May 5, 2011
Krava Maga is a hand-to-hand combat system that teaches striking, wrestling, and grappling and it has been adopted by many law enforcement trainers as an effective approach for street fights and jail scuffles. It offers plenty of tools to the smaller deputy or officer who finds herself under attack by a larger suspect.

Facebook: An Officer's User Guide  

April 14, 2011
Many of my fellow law enforcement officers are also Facebook users and some hold steadfast that they will never use it. Many officers are against putting any information out on the Web, and I respect that choice. If you do choose to use a social site, I would like to encourage you to consider the following suggestions to avoid trouble.
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