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Tips for Joining Investigative Units

Tips for Joining Investigative Units

Investigative units in law enforcement seem to be more welcoming to females than the more male-dominated units. This could be because females have been utilized in law enforcement investigations since at least 1912.

July 1, 2013

Tips for Joining the Motor Unit

Tips for Joining the Motor Unit

Do you want to be distinguished as the top 0.2% of law enforcement? If you are a female and make it into your agency's motor unit, you will be.

May 30, 2013

5 Tips for Joining a K-9 Unit

5 Tips for Joining a K-9 Unit

Have you noticed there are very few female K-9 handlers in law enforcement? Don't let that deter you. If you’re motivated to join a K-9 unit, use these five tips to prepare and achieve your goal.

April 26, 2013

5 Tips for Joining a Specialty Unit

5 Tips for Joining a Specialty Unit

Female officers may encounter resistance when they apply to join special units such as SWAT, K-9, narcotics, internal affairs, or crime prevention units. To help those hoping to break into these units, PoliceMag.com is launching a Web-exclusive, multi-part series offering strategies to reach this goal.

March 31, 2013

Pitfalls of Off-Duty Carry for Female Cops

Pitfalls of Off-Duty Carry for Female Cops

Our clothing is close-fitting, which makes it difficult and occasionally impractical to conceal a handgun underneath it. The bulge makes it much too obvious.

February 28, 2013

Prisoner Escorts Require Two Officers

If one wants to find issue or place blame, I would look toward the policies and judgment of the agency's administration. Why was there only one officer escorting this inmate? Even Sheriff Phil Wowak has said his office will re-evaluate their prisoner-escort policy of one inmate, one deputy.

December 8, 2010

Do Victim Impact Statements From Officers Carry More Weight?
Boundaries of the Badge

Boundaries of the Badge

All departments must be concerned with the image they project to their community. Our ability to work depends on the support of the community where we serve. This is one of many reasons we must abide by department policy on proper conduct and outside employment.

July 2, 2010

Why I Support Arizona's New Immigration Law

Federal law states the burden of proof falls on the alien for documents of legal immigration. How can a transfer of custody take place if you aren't allowed to ask for documents?

May 13, 2010

Reality in Maricopa County? I Hope Not

Reality in Maricopa County? I Hope Not

I expected the four female deputies of "Police Women of Maricopa County" to be portrayed as professional law enforcement personnel. I was wrong.

April 23, 2010