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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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Woman becomes first female captain of Texas DPS highway patrol

By Christine Hervey Corpus Christi Caller-TimesCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Rhonda Lawson says she has... - Full Story

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Kandi Blick: Successful Equipment Selection for Female Officers

The selection of equipment for female officers is crucial to their training, success and their survival. Betsy Smith, from PoliceOneTV, meets with Team Safariland's Kandi Blick to discuss and demonstrate what women need to be proficient with the tools they carry.

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Va. police force aims for diversity

By Kristin Davis Virginian-PilotCHESAPEAKE, Va. — Chief Kelvin Wright vowed to build a more diverse... - Full Story

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Detroit officers suing the city for 'forced' leave while pregnant

Related article: N.Y. pregnant cops' trial beginsThe Associated PressDETROIT — Five Detroit police... - Full Story

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Iraqi women take aim at expanded police roles

By Anna Johnson The Associated Press Iraqi female police recruits line up as they wait for target practice... - Full Story

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Deputy among 6 dead in Wash. shooting spree

Police say the suspect turned himself in after leading police on chase Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Anne... - Full Story

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Chief of Boulder drug task force retires, wife steps into his post

Heidi Prentup the first female commander in Sheriff's OfficeBy Brittany Anas The Daily CameraBOULDER,... - Full Story

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More women choosing careers in forensic science

By Dena Potter The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. — Kelly Johnson snips pieces from a blood-stained,... - Full Story

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Dr. Laura Bedard: Women in Corrections

Dr. Laura Bedard, one of Florida’s leading correctional authorities, shares her input on the problems and issues that the corrections field is dealing with today. She also discusses the increasing role of women in corrections.

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Germany hails 'bullet-proof bra'

By Tristana Moore BBC News, Berlin The underwear is being issued to female officers as part of their... - Full Story



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