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The Women Officers topic page provides news and resources for women navigating every step of their careers. Learn how the 30x30 initiative aims to advance women in LE, what duty gear investments every female officer should make and more.

Meet Andrea Cortez, a 17-year law enforcement veteran and analyst at Elk Grove (Calif.) Police Department’s Real-Time Information Center
Ehea Schuerch says training for The Tactical Games takes discipline and a tough mindset – and has helped her become a better corrections officer
The San Diego Police Officers Association and the National Law Enforcement Foundation share lessons learned from building the nation’s first law enforcement only childcare center
“It’s a sense of accomplishment to know that I put my mind to something, and I set out those goals and I obtained those goals,” Wendy Massey said
Trooper Michelle Archer pulled a rope and flotation device from her cruiser, ran to the pond and swam to the girl
Beth Donovan sued the Boston Police Department after she was demoted and suspended, stating that the disciplinary measures were in retaliation for opening a misconduct investigation into another officer
Stephanie Daniels, a 31-year veteran of the department, has served as interim police director since June 2023
Research has found that a lack of affordable childcare is one of the major impediments to hiring and retaining officers
“This is about me serving you, so thank you,” Kirkpatrick said after taking the oath
Although Det. Marcela Lopez didn’t try out to break barriers for women, neither is she shrinking from it
Full-time female peace officers are requested for a survey that looks at factors that are potentially causing the underrepresentation of women in law enforcement
Officer Natalie Garcia seeks to bring effective communication and transparency to the department as its new PIO, with a unique understanding of the community she serves
Clarifying the source of common myths and misconception and recognizing our bias is the first step to building bridges and maintaining partnerships
The event is designed to provide potential recruits with tips and advice to help them pass the department’s physical agility test – the single most common stumbling block for female recruits
Former St. Tammany Parish Deputy Mary Mayo was paralyzed after a tree fell on the cruiser she was a passenger in; her fiancé, who was driving at the time, was killed in the crash
The coin features a female officer styled similarly to ‘Rosie the Riveter’ on one side, with the MAWLE logo on the other side
Chief Schenita Stewart shares her key strategies to build employee morale through servant leadership
Wende Wakeman noted the importance of the progress made by the organization, attributing her success to the sacrifices of those who came before her
We bring you a collection of social posts from agencies across the country celebrating their exceptional women in uniform
Anne Kirkpatrick has more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement, coupled with 20 years of leading bigger departments, the mayor stated
Who and what shapes our personal narratives can greatly influence our progress, potential, possibilities and peace
Officer Julie Jacks was heard saying “he’s going for my gun” over the radio before Isaac Jones fatally shot her three times with her .45-caliber service firearm
The BPD has 15% women across all police officers; women currently make up 41% of the command staff “and we want to do even more,” Mayor Wu said
As agencies work to increase the number of women in law enforcement, more attention must be paid to cultural behaviors that hold women back
Ahead of the new film based on the iconic doll, we look back on Barbie’s multiple roles as a first responder
Officer Candace Kanavel said she plans to use her platform, #YesSheCAN, to promote confidence in women and help them develop situational awareness
“While my time here will come to a close, I will never step away from advocacy and support for the NYPD,” Sewell wrote in her resignation
Two young girls lost all of their personal belongings; Det. Bragole reached out to her colleagues and the response to donate items was overwhelming