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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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Firearms and accessories for the female officer Tom Marx - Casting a Critical Eye on Weapons Technology and Training

Firearms and accessories for the female officer

Just because a particular holster works for the next “guy” doesn’t mean it will work for you - Full Story


Female officers still vast minority in ranks

Women make up about 12 percent of all sworn law enforcement officers in the US - Full Story


Leaders cannot quit when dealing with quitters Dr. June Rogers, WIFLE
Women in Federal Law Enforcement
- Women in Policing

Leaders cannot quit when dealing with quitters

Embarrassment that a quitter is in the ranks is one thing, but as a law enforcement executive, just noticing is not good enough - Full Story


Mass. officer shows melodic side

Officer Adelheid "Heidi" Teutsch of the Stockbridge Police Department has "the voice of an angel" - Full Story


Off-duty Ill. deputy stood by as shoplifter was killed

Police and eyewitness accounts differ on what exactly the corrections officer did as drug store employee strangled shoplifter to death - Full Story


Video: Paralyzed L.A. cop portrait of perseverance

LAPD gang officer Kristina Ripatti was shot and paralyzed by a career criminal - Full Story


Dealing with Pregnancy in a Law Enforcement Setting

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.

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Women Officers Columnists

Women in Command Women in Command
with Laura King
Survival Insights Survival Insights
with Betsy Brantner Smith