Growing Number of Women Leading U.S. Police Departments
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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West Point's Woman Problem
December 8, 2019: Why aren’t there more women at West Point? All military occupations and units are now open to women, yet women made up less than 20 percent of the 2018 West Point graduating class. And that was the highest percentage ever.