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10 Tips for Women Entering the Law Enforcement Profession
Chief Shannon Trump, of the Indiana University Health Department of Public Safety, shares her career story and provides tips for women entering law enforcement.
April 7, 2023
GA State Patrol Presents Wings to First Female Pilot
This week TFC Haley Jo Lucas became the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Aviation Division’s first female pilot in the history of the agency.
August 5, 2022
AZ Cop Who Donated Kidney is NLEOMF Officer of the Month
Ravelo was selected for this honor after she demonstrated selflessness in donating one of her kidneys to save the life of a friend’s young child.
June 27, 2022
Recruiting More Female Cops
For years the nationwide percentage of female law enforcement officers has hovered near 12%, now agencies are making a concerted effort to increase their sworn women officer demographics to 30% by 2030.
June 15, 2022
Louisiana's First Black Female Sheriff Sworn Into Office
Susan Hutson ousted long-time sheriff, Marlin Gusman for the job, winning the run-off election back in December. Prior to being sheriff, Hutson served as the independent police monitor in New Orleans for more than a decade.
May 4, 2022
Procedures & Policies
NC Department Focuses on Women in Policing, Recruiting
“The policing profession is historically male dominated. We have to acknowledge that, and we have to do everything in our power so that women feel welcomed from all walks of life and all cultures. Those are intentional conversations we had when we launched 30x30,” says Capt. Gene Lim, part of the CMPD recruiting division.
April 25, 2022
Agencies Support Initiative to Have 30% Women Recruits by 2030
“So, we’ve got women at the highest level of leadership, and they are pushing their peers to do this. But what’s more important is the number of male chiefs that have come forward to take this pledge. If we just focused on only the female chiefs, we wouldn’t achieve this."
April 13, 2022
Washington DC Chief Commits to Recruiting More Female Officers
Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said that by joining dozens of other departments in the “30 x 30 Pledge” — an initiative meant to encourage increasing the percentage of female officers in recruiting classes to 30 percent by 2030 — he wants to make D.C. police “the most equitable agency for women in the law enforcement field.”
March 9, 2022
America's Elite Female Athletes and Officers
If policing was an Olympic sport, there is no doubt that Team USA would be standing atop the Medal stand, taking honors for gold, silver, and bronze—and America's female forces would be right there among the victors on the world stage.
July 23, 2021
Texas Officer Turning in Her Badge Over Anti-Police Sentiment
Kat Ratcliff knew she wanted to be a police officer from a very early age, but following the protests and anti-police sentiment in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, she determined that the best course of action for her and her family was to put that lifelong desire to be in the ranks of law enforcement to the side.
October 23, 2020
Small Tennessee Town Welcomes First Female Officer
Kaylee Smith is the newest officer with the Dunlap (TN) Police Department and may be the first female officer to work for the agency, according to a post on Facebook.
October 20, 2020
Colorado Department Announces First-Ever Female Motor Officer
Officer Kelly Amling recently became the first female officer with the Loveland (CO) Police Department to become a motorcycle officer upon completion of her training.
October 16, 2020
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