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Seattle Swears in First Female Police Chief

                  Vowing to create a police force “second to none,” Kathleen O’Toole was sworn in as chief of the Seattle Police Department on Monday afternoon, shortly after the City Council voted 8-to-1 to confirm her for a job that will immediately test her ability to carry out […]

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Lang settles into life as Foley police chief

      “Congratulations Chief Katie Lang” – Jane Hall         FOLEY — Being a law enforcement leader was always a goal for new Foley Police Chief Katie Lang. She’s known since the ninth grade. She worked with the Police Explorers program in high school and as a community service officer for two […]

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Women Move Into Law Enforcement’s Highest Ranks

“Women represented nearly 12% of about 700,000 police officers in the U.S., according to data submitted to the FBI in 2011. That number is up only slightly from 11.2% in 2001.” and “D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, confirmed to that post in 2007, said the few women officers in the ranks and in leadership positions […]

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