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.