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NCJ Number: 47381 Find in a Library
Title: CITY COP - THE RIGORS AND REWARDS OF POLICE WORK
Journal: WORKING WOMAN  Volume:3  Issue:6  Dated:(JUNE 1978)  Pages:35-36,38,72-73
Author(s): A GRIFFITH
Corporate Author: Hal Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Hal Publications, Inc
New York, NY 10022
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DUTIES OF FEMALE PATROL OFFICERS, THEIR REASONS FOR CHOOSING POLICE WORK, AND THEIR PROBLEMS ARE DISCUSSED IN AN ARTICLE FROM A MAGAZINE FOR WORKING WOMEN.
Abstract: THE ARTICLE -- AN OVERVIEW -- DRAWS ON QUOTES FROM FEMALE OFFICERS IN CITIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND ON STUDIES OF FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS. REASONS FOR CHOOSING POLICE WORK ARE CITED. A 'TYPICAL DAY' IN THE LIFE OF A FEMALE PATROL OFFICER IN A CITY IS DESCRIBED. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, JOB PERFORMANCE, SALARIES, PENSIONS, HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS, THE TIME DEMANDS OF THE JOB, AND STRAINS ON PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT WOMEN SCORE AT LEAST AS WELL AS MEN ON ENTRANCE TESTS BUT TEND TO DO POORLY ON WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS FOR PROMOTION. EXAMPLES OF WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN PROMOTED TO HIGH RANKS IN URBAN POLICE FORCES ARE CITED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Municipal police; Patrol units; Police women
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