Growing Number of Women Leading U.S. Police Departments
June 28, 2017
February 7, 2017: Female police officers tend to use wits over brawn to deescalate potentially violent situations, experts say, and as departments shift their focus to nonviolent techniques, more women are being tapped as leaders. Police departments are also recognizing that including diverse perspectives in decision making enhances their ability to respond effectively to needs of the community. Still, the number of women leading police departments pales in comparison to their male counterparts. Of the nation’s 50 largest police departments, only five are led by women. Read the full story: Growing Number of Women Leading U.S. Police Departments (from the Associated Press in denverpost.com)
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