On National Police Woman day, female law enforcement officers celebrated a massive increase in the number of women in their workplace. Kristine Brownson, the first female police chief in Hortonville, Wisconsin, noted that 2012 was a turning point in the gender gap for women in law enforcement. She states that this transition of women into the force “made it a little bit easier” for other women interested in police work. Around eighteen percent of the officers in her local precinct are now women, a remarkable change from the originally male-dominated precinct.
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To learn about the advantages and disadvantages of working as a police woman, read this article.
The movement of women into male-dominated careers is happening rapidly. What other fields are seeing an influx of women? Why do you think these fields are becoming more diverse?
Encourage your local police women by reading up on their accomplishments and spreading the word to friends through conversation or via sharing articles on social media.