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 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.
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.
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
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.