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For Women in Blue, a Grim Measure of Their Growing Role and Risks

                  In the early 1980s, the New York City subways were forbidding, with robbers lurking in graffiti-covered cars. Very few women were on patrol, but Officer Irma Lozada took one of the most dangerous jobs: She hid her badge and draped fake gold chains around her neck, […]

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Female Police Officers’ On-The-Job Experiences Diverge From Those Of Male Officers

                  In recent decades, women have accounted for a growing share of America’s police officers, but this growth has been relatively slow and women remain underrepresented in the field. They also sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences, according to […]

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Female Police Officers Save Lives

    “Some thought provoking U.S. States. Some thought provoking comments by Katherine Spillar as well. Well said Katherine.” – Jane Hall     A HUNDRED years ago this week, Georgia Ann Robinson joined the Los Angeles police force, making her, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, the nation’s first African-American policewoman. At first she […]

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Few In Number, Female Police Officers Play Big Role

                  Having worked at the Nogales Police Department for more than 20 years, Lt. Veronica Hernandez is the first woman to serve two decades on the city’s force. She was also NPD’s first female sergeant, first female HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) supervisor and, following a […]

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Female Police Officers Have To Work 1,000 Times Harder

                  The Zimbabwe Republic Police, just like other public institutions, has had its fair share of criticism especially with regards to carpet interviews and demand for sexually-induced promotions and transfers among its female members. NewsDay (ND) reporter Xolisani Ncube last week had an opportunity to chat with […]

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Female Police Officer Outshines Hundreds Of Male Colleagues In Training

                  KARACHI: A lady police official outshone hundreds of her male colleagues as she graduated from a police academy and got distinction in tough physical training as well as in the subject of law, an official on Saturday said. Rani Khan, who was recruited as a police […]

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How More Female Police Officers Would Help Stop Police Brutality

                  Over the last year, America has finally begun to acknowledge that it has a police brutality problem. The conversation about solutions has focused on body cameras, better training or stricter use-of-force policies, along with a need for community engagement. But a critical idea is being overlooked: increasing the numbers of […]

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More Female Police Officers Patrol The Streets Of Pocatello

                  POCATELLO — Women wearing badges is less of a novelty on the Pocatello police force than it once was as more females have joined the ranks. Pocatello Police Cpl. Kristen Matthews has been on the job for 23 years as a patrol officer, a detective, a […]

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Carol Howard Launches Sex And Race Discrimination Case Against Scotland Yard

                  Cradling her Heckler & Koch MP5 rifle, she was once Scotland Yard’s poster girl for the Olympics. But just months after this picture was taken, Police Constable Carol Howard launched a race and gender discrimination claim against the force, claiming that her career had been held […]

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How Much Chauvinism Do Female Police Officers Face?

                    This question originally appeared on Quora.  Answer by Tim Dees, retired cop and criminal justice professor, Reno Police Department, Reno Municipal Court, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Police Department: Too much. Law enforcement has improved with regard to the way women are treated in the workplace as compared […]

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