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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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Ryan Spurling: Female Search and Seizure

Many officers are reluctant to search females due to fear of complaints or lawsuits. In this video, Corporal Ryan Spurling of the Washington State Patrol Academy demonstrates techniques for searching women that help officers differentiate between legal searches and sexual contact.

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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.

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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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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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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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Perspectives: Jerry Elliott - The Changing Face of Corrections

Jerry Elliott, Retired Captain of the Wisconsin DOC, talks to PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith about the changes he has seen through his long career in Corrections. He reviews perceived changes in prisoner behavior, training and hiring procedures, and the integration of women and minorities into correctional staffs.

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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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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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SAVVY: Body Armor For Women

Video highlights body armor for women by SAVVY.



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