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NCJ Number: 31140 Find in a Library
Title: WOMEN IN POLICING - A POSITIVE STEP TOWARD INCREASED POLICE ENTHUSIASM
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:46-47
Author(s): W O WELDY
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT THE ASSIGNMENT OF WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS TO FIELD TRAINING IN TWO-MAN PATROL CARS HAS PREVENTED DESTRUCTION OF NATURAL ROOKIE EAGERNESS AND INCREASED VETERAN OFFICER ENTHUSIASM.
Abstract: HIS THEORY IS THAT THE DESIRE ON THE PART OF VETERAN MALE OFFICERS TO IMPRESS FEMALE PARTNERS BY PRESENTING THEM WITH THE TYPE OF OFFICER IMAGE THAT THEY THINK THE WOMEN WANT TO SEE (HARDWORKING, CONCERNED, EFFICIENT, BRAVE, COURTEOUS, REVERENT, ETC.) CAUSES THEM TO BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE AND ENTHUSIASTIC OFFICERS. THIS SITUATION IS ALSO SEEN AS PROMOTING POSITIVE POLICE WORK ATTITUDES SINCE IT KEEPS ROOKIES FROM EMULATING THE 'LAISSEZ-FAIRE' ATTITUDES PREVALENT AMONG VETERAN OFFICERS.
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Explosives training; Male/female police officer relations; Police women; Work attitudes
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