Women in Law Enforcement

From 1970 to 1990, the proportion of U.S. law enforcement officers who were women increased from about 1% to 9%. Since then, however, growth has slowed and the figure remains below 13%. The National Institute of Justice held a “research summit” in 2018 to consider the rate of progress, identify challenges as well as successes, explore women’s experiences in today’s law enforcement agencies, and look for gaps in knowledge where additional research might be valuable. This webinar series covers many of the topics discussed at the women’s summit, including recruitment and testing, promotion and assignment, navigating the police culture, work performance, and lessons from other occupations and other countries.

Upcoming Webinars

Karin Montejo
10 / 16 / 2019

Communication skills play a critical role in achieving success in your career. Research in this area has recognized men and women differ in their communication styles. How we communicate goes [...]

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Cecelia Rosser
Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt
12 / 12 / 2019

This webinar will include strategies to address inequities in the workplace from a personal and team perspective.  We will discuss how to create and cultivate a supportive work environment that [...]

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Karin Montejo
01 / 29 / 2020

There are a variety of slogans that people use when they are promoted to a position of leadership. For some, it’s fake it until you make it, while others [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Karin Montejo

Communication skills play a critical role in achieving success in your career. Research in this area has recognized men and women differ in their communication styles. How we communicate goes [...]

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Anne Li Kringen
Paige Valenta

Administratively and academically, evaluating officers’ performance has been typically completed using simplified metrics such as the number of arrests made. Although these metrics fail to capture important nuanced details about [...]

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Cara Rabe-Hemp
Sheryl Victorian

Law enforcement is a male-dominated field and one has to ask if it is the culture that is preventing women from joining it and rise to leadership positions. From addressing [...]

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Rachel Tolber
Natalie Todak

Studies show that there is a very evident lack of representation of women in policing especially in leadership positions. Further, the lack of literature and researches surrounding the topic of [...]

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Ivonne Roman

More than a buzzword, equality produced numerous campaigns that call to provide equal rights for different segments of society. Policing is likewise facing the impact of discrimination as the number [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenters Paige Valenta and Anne Li Kringen answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Policing: Performance & Outcomes. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Cara Rabe-Hemp and Asst. Chief Sheryl Victorian answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenters Rachel Tolber and Dr. Natalie Todak answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Promotion & Assignment.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Ivonne Roman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Physical Fitness Standards and Testing. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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