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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

Sexual Harassment Isn't As Prevalent Today

August 12, 2009  |  by Diana Drummey - Also by this author

POLICE Magazine asked a few of our female officer bloggers whether they have experienced sexual harassment in a law enforcement agency, and to explain how they handled it. Sgt. Diana Drummey gives her perspective:

I have experienced it. Some of it I just ignored, some I think I was naïve, and now if it happened: Stand by, Mister. I think it is still out there, but nothing to the extent that is was years ago.

Women are much stronger and educated about this matter, as well as men; in the field, [we] get constant training. Heck, we all get constant training, and this is not reserved just for woman being harassed. Men can also be harassed.

The definition of sexual harassment has changed over the years, and it encompasses many more aspects of behavior in the work place.

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