Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture

Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-08-28
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture
Unit 2 Recording: Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture

This webinar will explore the enduring challenges women encounter in the law enforcement profession and offer strategies to navigating the police culture in an effort to encourage female interest in the field, and to ensure future generations of female leadership in policing.


In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Explore challenges women encounter in the law enforcement profession
  • Be exposed to personal and professional strategies needed to successfully navigate the police culture
  • Discuss the importance of Succession Planning and identifying opportunities to mentor and coach female recruits, officers, and first line supervisors


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Other Webinars in this series include:



The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) is the first organization established to address the unique needs of women holding senior management positions in law enforcement. NAWLEE is a non-profit organization sponsored and administered directly by law enforcement practitioners. Our mission is to serve and further the interests of women executives and those who aspire to be executives in law enforcement.



Audience Comments:

  • “Very good information about issues females face in law enforcement. Thanks to all!” — Anthony
  • “We need more women in law enforcement and the women who are in law enforcement need to recruit more women to the profession.” — Cheryl
  • “This was a valuable webinar for female officers. I learned some insights on this topic that I can share with my agency as we prepare for the agency’s future.” — Gary
  • “I thought it was a great webinar. Very informative. Love the academic and practitioner tandem presentation format. Have made a note of recommended reading! Thanks!” — Jessica
  • “I appreciated the academic and practitioner perspective on this topic and encourage additional and more current research on the topic.” — Karin
  • “I definitely like the female-specific topic. I am also appreciative that it included the male role, as well as many trainings, fail to even mention that there is one.” — Katharine
  • “I have a lot of respect for the female officers in our department and I wish more women would look to policing as a career choice.” — Ken
  • “I liked the seven or eight immediate takeaways that Chief Victorian mentioned. I also found it interesting that advocacy is more important than mentorship. Because of this, those informal relationships/networks are even more important.” — Michele
  • “I found this training to be very insightful. I’ve been on the job for 22+ years and started my supervisory position much later in my career compared to my male colleagues. Instead of advancing my career for financial benefits, I always felt it important to know more about the job and how to properly lead people. By gaining that internal growth, I believe I’ve gained more respect from my fellow officers.” — Shamode




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