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Oklahoma Department Seeks to Recruit More Female Officers

November 21, 2018  | 

The Tulsa (OK) Police Department wants more women in its ranks. Currently, out of more than 800 sworn Tulsa police officers, only about 100 are women, according to KTUL News.

Tulsa PD recruiter Billy White told KTUL, "We want to be more representative for the City of Tulsa."

Consequently, the agency recently announced a "Women in Policing Day" on its Facebook page, telling potential recruits that the daylong event in January "is for those who have an interest in law enforcement and wish to learn more about the role of a police officer."

Activities will include some basic self-defense training, a Q-&-A session with command staff, and some hands-on firearm training.

"This is the first that I know of that we've tried something like this, so we're pretty excited and hope we have a good turn out," said White.

The event will take place on Friday, January 4th, from 0800 hours to 1600 hours. The agency said that lunch will be provided.

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kevcopaz @ 11/21/2018 2:58 PM

1 in 8? 100 out of 800? Thats about 15%, low but Im guessing average. When will we realize that we can "recruit" people, different sex, different race etc but we have to realize that men and women and sometimes even minorities think differently about this as a career. This is not for everyone, man or woman of any race. WAs long as a department tries to recruit, makes a legitimate effort and does not discriminate then it just life and we should not play statistical games or political correct BS trying to "reflect" the exact race, sex numbers of a given population. If we do we will never reach the "goal". People chose to be police for different reasons, its nOT always discrimination or lack of trying that departments cant fill these "quotas" and if we bend or change the rules, give favoritism, or try too hard and run away from real qualifications, then it bites us in the behind historically. The world can not be exact statistical perfection we should all realize that.

EODK9Trainer @ 11/22/2018 4:40 AM

Recruiting more of a particular sex or race is fine as long as they are qualified and can meet the same tough standards I had to meet. We hired a guy, minority, back in the early 80's. Supposedly he attended college. We had to send him to night school to learn how to write a report as he was unable to do so. How is this right?

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