For female forces, the Women Officers topic provides news, articles, and tactical tips to help take the fight to the bad guys. There was a time that a female officer was a rarity among the ranks, but today thousands of women stand on the thin blue line, serving on tactical teams, training other officers, working as detectives, and leading entire departments.
Betsy Brantner-Smith touches on a sensitive subject that affects many female cops around the world. It is important to make sure your agency not only has a maternity policy but also a pregnancy policy in place. Light duty is often an option for pregnant police officers but it is crucial to know and understand how your agency operates. Betsy gives advice on how to deal with these issues.
Pittsburgh officer Janine Triolo was in a fight for her life. She had one handcuff on armed robbery suspect Ryan Davis when he smashed her face with his free hand and shoved a Ruger double-action pistol into her armpit before pulling the trigger. What followed was a violent struggle that left Officer Triolo with a broken eye socket, fractured nose, a concussion, and a detached retina. How did she overcome her 200-pound attacker? - Full Story