As of the post this article is accessible. The Washington Post usually has a pay wall.
An interesting point from the article is when standards were changed they were done because the current standards presented roadblocks to applicants which is one reason to consider changing admissions standards. This article also has a lot of links which gives the reader a lot of resources to “all things women in policing”.
Chief Ken Clary has nearly quadrupled the number of female officers on his force, citing research that shows they are less likely to use force on civilians.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/interactive/2022/women-police-nebraska/
A growing number of experts say that hiring more female officers could help reform the nation’s embattled police departments.
— Read on slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/11/police-reform-keeps-failing-is-it-time-to-hire-more-female-cops.html
In a recent post about Dallas Police Chief and Lake Highlands resident Reneé Hall, a Facebook reader commented that her leadership position was an example of the “glass cliff.”
— Read on lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2020/01/renee-hall-glass-cliff/
This is the first publication I have come across in years that is dedicated to Women in Policing.
“On Dec. 3-4, 2018, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hosted the Research Summit on Women in Policing at our Washington, D.C., headquarters. Nearly 100 attendees participated, including sworn and civilian law enforcement officers from the United States and abroad, leading policing researchers, representatives from professional organizations and foundations, and federal partners. The goal of the summit was to understand the current state of research relevant to women in American policing, and to generate a research agenda of questions that women leaders in the field have identified as priorities in moving the profession forward toward parity.”
Articles on women in policing are so rare that earlier this year I shared a link to an article about women in the Fire Service.
HERE is a link to an article about women in the fire service.
Women in Policing: www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/252963.pdf
Obviously this isn’t policing but I thought this publication could cover similar issues that women in policing face.