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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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A San Francisco police officer. Image via rubybgold (Flickr.com).

Your 'Officer' Persona Puts You In Charge  

January 26, 2010
Once I put my uniform on, I am out to take care of business. I carry myself in a manner that says, "Don't mess with me. I am in charge. I am here to help."
"Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress," by Susan Reyburn and Phil Michel.

I'm Thankful for Baseball Pioneers  

December 23, 2009
I learned about a great new book that would make a great Christmas present for just about any female officer because of the stories inside of women making it on their own in a male-dominated world.

Talking Them Down  

December 16, 2009
I have had many experiences on patrol and SWAT call-outs where being a female definitely benefited in my negotiating with the suspect and eventually getting him to surrender peacefully or to do what I wanted him to do.
Photo via Anie* (Flickr.com).

Defusing Volatile People  

December 1, 2009
Can female officers more easily calm a suspect who may be on the brink of violence?
Sgt. Diana Drummey fires an AR-style rifle at the Coronado (Calif.) Police Department's range.

Do You Need to Prove Yourself Physically?  

September 25, 2009
Sgt. Diana Drummey looks for other ways to resolve confrontations than getting physical, but will go there, if need be.

We Will Never Forget  

September 11, 2009
I have never seen the events from 9/11 from this perspective before. It deepened my respect for all who served that day to help their fellow man.
Ana Murillo is one of four female deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office who are featured in the TLC show "Police Women of Broward County." Photo courtesy of TLC.

'Police Women' Crosses a Blue Line  

August 19, 2009
When I watched the first episode, I was shocked that these women who risk their lives every day are showing their children's faces on TV for the world of criminals to see.

'Police Women of Broward County' Evokes Compassion  

August 13, 2009
Officer Lori Connelly watched "I Hope Somebody Runs," the first episode of TLC's new reality show "Police Women of Broward County." Her response surprised her.

Sexual Harassment Isn't As Prevalent Today  

August 12, 2009
POLICE Magazine asked a few of our female officer bloggers whether they have ever experienced sexual harassment on the job, and to explain how they handled it. Sgt. Diana Drummey gives her perspective.

Gift of Gab  

July 15, 2009
When you're a police officer, you don't need to have the best gift of gab. Just avoid making the stupidest comment on the street.
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