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Women Officers

Women Officers

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.

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Don Alwes: Long Gun Options for Women on Patrol

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Don Alwes to talk about purchasing patrol rifles for women. Some women can be intimidated by purchasing rifles. Don discusses the benefits of using a patrol rifle and what factors to look for when making that purchasing decision.

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Debbie Gardner: Women in Law Enforcement: Advice from a Trailblazer

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Debbie Gardner, female law enforcement officer and founder of the Survive Institute. She discusses how difficult it can be to recruit young women for law enforcement positions because of unrealistic expectations. As one of the first women in the U.S. to be assigned partol duty, alone, Debbie understands the insides and outs of what it is like to be a woman in this industry. She has advice for other women in the same position today.

News

Calif. dept. names first female assistant chief

Former Chief Rob Davis had come under criticism for his all-white male command staff - Full Story

Columns

Why are there so few women 'top cops'? Dr. June Rogers, WIFLE
Women in Federal Law Enforcement
- Women in Policing

Why are there so few women 'top cops'?

What can be done to increase the number of women in executive leadership? - Full Story

Columns

Holsters for the female cop: A few important side notes Tom Marx - Casting a Critical Eye on Weapons Technology and Training

Holsters for the female cop: A few important side notes

In the last two installments we looked first at strong side carry options as a way of “building on... - Full Story

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Crossbody concealment holsters for female officers Tom Marx - Casting a Critical Eye on Weapons Technology and Training

Crossbody concealment holsters for female officers

So far in our study of concealment holsters for women, we’ve looked at some general concepts and some specific models that I think not only work well but that work by building on what many women in this business already kn... - Full Story

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Margaret Moore: Women in Federal Law Enforcement

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Margaret Moore, President of the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, at the 2010 WIFLE Conference in Atlanta. Margaret began her career in 1973 as an undercover narcotics police officer and later worked with ATF and became the first woman special agent in charge. Margaret now mentors young women in law enforcement and works to inspire and train women each year at WIFLE.

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Firearms and the female officer: Concealment holsters, front and center Tom Marx - Casting a Critical Eye on Weapons Technology and Training

Firearms and the female officer: Concealment holsters, front and center

Having a gun rest exactly in a close-to-dead-center hip location can be annoying enough to cause all kinds of issues for the wearer - Full Story

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Univ. of Tenn. picks female police chief

Appointment of Gloria S. Graham, currently assistant police chief at Duke University, is a first for the University of Tennessee - Full Story



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