Okla. PD aims to recruit more women
Of more than 800 Tulsa police officers, only about 100 are women
By PoliceOne Staff
TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department hopes to make its ranks more gender-balanced with a push to recruit more women officers.
That’s how the department came up with “Women in Policing Day,” a truncated version of the police academy led by female officers to recruit more women into its ranks, KTUL reported.
Tulsa PD has 800 sworn officers, but only about 100 are women.
"We want to be more representative for the City of Tulsa," TPD recruiter Cpl. Billy White told KTUL.
Attendees will learn how to fire a gun, learn combat techniques and hear from female officers about their experiences in law enforcement.
"We want to show that anyone can do it," 14-year Tulsa PD veteran Ashley Kite said. "If you have the passion, there's nothing intimidating about it."