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 officers’ contributions, they have been used to compare female officers to male officers. Notwithstanding demonstrated similarities in outcomes, evidence suggests that women perform some policing functions in entirely different ways than men. Considering policing efforts under a best possible outcome framework provides a way to better understand uniquely beneficial ways in which women may contribute to policing in a variety of roles and assignments.
In this webinar, attendees will:
- Explore differences in the way female officers perform key policing functions.
- Consider a best possible outcome model for performance evaluation in policing.
- Consider female officers’ unique value under a best possible outcome framework.
- Discuss valuable contributions that female officers make in specialized assignments and the barriers limiting the number of women contributing in these ways.
Other Webinars in this series include:
- June 6, 1p ET: Women in Law Enforcement: Physical Fitness Standards & Testing
- July 24, 1p ET: Women in Law Enforcement: Promotion & Assignment
- Aug 28, 1p ET: Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture
The National Institute of Justice started the LEADS Scholars program in 2014 out of a desire to support and develop the data and science skills of the next generation of law enforcement leadership in America. One byproduct of the LEADS program, which has enrolled 50 mid-career officers so far, was a Research Summit on Women in Policing, held in December 2018. The summit was designed to take stock of existing knowledge about the experiences of women in policing, and to identify opportunities, challenges, and research gaps affecting more successful inclusion of women in American law enforcement. This “Women in Law Enforcement” webinar series is one vehicle for sharing the kind of information that was presented during the summit.
This webinar has been presented in partnership with the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners. IALEP is a member-governed organization for people working in, or interested in, planning, policy, budget, performance measurement, analysis, research, and other related functions for criminal justice agencies.