When Const. Alicia Joseph walks down the street, she says people see the uniform first and her gender second.
Although she knows it’s not always been that way.
In her 10 years of policing (which has included roles like patrol, walking the downtown beat, media relations and now school response officer) Joseph said she’s never had fellow officers or the public mistreat her because she’s a woman, or disregard her as an officer.
“We are still in a male-dominated profession … but the males officers are very, very wonderful. They don’t look at us as girls, they look at us as equals,” Joseph said Wednesday in-between talks at the annual Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement (AWLE) Conference. – READ MORE