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LE Women's Conference Urges Female Officers to Work Together

September 30, 2014  | 

Female law enforcement officers say that crime isn't the only thing they fight on a daily basis. Sometimes, their toughest battles are with each other. And that, they say, needs to stop, reports the Dallas Morning News.

"We're not very nice to each other. We need to get over this. Together we are stronger than we are separated," Dallas police Lt. Pam Starr said.

Starr spoke this week to about 120 fellow officers who gathered for the inaugural Women in Law Enforcement Conference sponsored by the North Richland Hills (Texas) Police Department. Despite gains in recent years, women still make up only a small fraction of top positions in the male-dominated law enforcement field.

Speakers at the two-day conference, which ended Wednesday, urged their comrades to work together to change that.

But simply adding more women to the ranks isn't enough, Starr said. Female officers should be rising within their own law enforcement agencies — and helping each other to do it.

Comments (6)

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kevCopAz @ 9/30/2014 7:36 PM

I totally agree with her! You have all seen it, some female officers are so "caty" (oh am I going to get hell for that?) that they hurt the chances of "her" by rumors, back stabbing etc. GO GIRL!

Dw @ 9/30/2014 8:55 PM

Mean Girls? Please say it ain't so.

TheRookie @ 9/30/2014 10:45 PM

Oh my yes. My first FTO was a female. Man she was mean. Day 1 she turned to me & said, D_____ I'm a bitch. I looked straight ahead. She turned again & said, Make that a son-of-a-bitch. I knew I was in for a long 20-24 weeks. Not one I worked around in my career couldn't get nasty at the drop of a wrong word or inference.

Dotherightthing @ 10/1/2014 8:14 AM

Why are women segregating themselves in police work. How about you get along with everyone.

Dotherightthing @ 10/1/2014 8:16 AM

Why are female officers segregating themselves from other officers. How about you get along with everyone.

K9cop @ 10/2/2014 4:51 PM

I attended this 1st - Women in LE conference in Southlake Texas with other female officers at my department. Southlake and North Richland Hills PD did an outstanding job by hosting speakers and training sessions aimed at increasing success in our male dominated profession. Great job ladies !

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