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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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Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspect

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

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30 years of the Street Survival Seminar Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

30 years of the Street Survival Seminar

Hundreds of thousands of cops have been impacted by a seminar that began with a dozen officers crammed into an elementary school classroom - Full Story

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'Long gray line' of NY officers mourns fallen trooper

'Long gray line' of NY officers mourns fallen trooper

Trooper Jill Mattice was the first female NY state officer to die in the line of duty - Full Story

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Search on for suspect that killed Utah deputy

Search on for suspect that killed Utah deputy

Deputy Josie Fox is the second female officer in Utah to be killed on duty - Full Story

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First woman chosen to lead Mass. State Police

First woman chosen to lead Mass. State Police

By Jessica Van Sack Boston HeraldBOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday tapped veteran trooper Marian... - Full Story

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Will to Win: A female cop with a gun to her head (Part 1)

In 1998, Officer Donna Wescott went to meet a fellow officer for coffee at a 7-11. Little did she know what she was about to encounter. She shares her story of how she reacted and communicated when a gun was pointed to her head. She says her training took over in that moment and is the reason she remained alive.

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High-ranking female Calif. cop files bias lawsuit

By Henry K. Lee The San Francisco ChronicleCONCORD, Calif. — The highest-ranking woman in the Concord... - Full Story

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Beverly Price: The Women's Forum at IALEFI 2009

In this PoliceOneTV Original, Betsy Brantner-Smith speaks with Beverly Price about the Women's forum that was held at this year's IALEFI conference.

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Seattle cop ready to return to duty after partner's fatal shooting

By Steve Miletich Seattle TimesSEATTLE — Rookie Seattle police officer Britt Sweeney admits she... - Full Story

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Pa. female trooper alleges gender bias in promotions

By Dana DiFilippo Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State Trooper Andrea Young... - Full Story



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