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NCJ Number: 149832 Find in a Library
Title: California Dreaming: Leading the Way to Gender-Free Police Management?
Journal: CJ The Americas  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:(June-July 1994)  Pages:1,8-10
Author(s): D M Schultz
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines trends in terms of hiring and promoting female police officers in California.
Abstract: On one hand, there are seven women chiefs in California, the largest number in any State. On the other hand, women continue to face obstacles in hiring and, once recruited, are often victims of sexual harassment. In 1987, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) sponsored a futures study on the impact women police officers and administrators would have on California law enforcement by the year 2000. The only police-specific event described in the study as influencing the recruitment and promotion of women officers was the election of the first woman sheriff and five or more women chiefs serving in the State; this condition has already been exceeded. This article describes the experiences some of those women chiefs have had in their police careers. 3 references
Main Term(s): Female police recruits
Index Term(s): California; Police chiefs; Police women
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