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NCJ Number: 47614 Find in a Library
Title: FEMALE OFFICERS IN THE DEPARTMENT (FROM POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS - SELECTED READING - 2ND ED, 1978, BY PAUL F CROMWALL, JR AND GEORGE KEEFER - SEE NCJ-47600)
Author(s): B L GARMIRE
Corporate Author: West Publishing Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: West Publishing Co
St Paul, MN 55164
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TRAINING AND DEPLOYMENT OF WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS IN THE MIAMI (FLORIDA) POLICE DEPARTMENT (MPD) IS DISCUSSED. NOT ONLY DO WOMEN OFFICERS EXHIBIT COMPASSION, EMPATHY, AND ABILITY, THEY ARE ALSO GOOD CRIMEFIGHTERS.
Abstract: THE MPD HAS CONSIDERABLY EXPANDED THE ROLE OF WOMEN OFFICERS IN THE FORCE. IN 1971, THE NINE WOMEN OFFICERS WERE USED SOLELY IN SUCH SPECIALIZED AREAS AS VICE, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, AND TRAFFIC CONTROL. BY 1975, THE MPD EMPLOYED ALMOST 30 WOMEN OFFICERS WHO PERFORMED DUTIES AND WORKED IN THE SAME AREAS AS MALE OFFICERS. UPON GRADUATION FROM THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE PROBATIONARY OFFICERS RECEIVED TRAINING AND EVALUATION WITH A FIELD TRAINING OFFICER. THE 30 WOMEN OFFICERS AND 1 FEMALE SERGEANT WORK IN THE FOLLOWING SECTION OFFICES: HOMICIDE, MISSING PERSONS, CRIMINAL INFORMATION, NARCOTICS AND VICE, SCHOOL RELATIONS, PUBLIC INFORMATION, DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC CONTROL, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, ONE-MAN AND TWO-MAN PATROL, AND THE THREE-WHEELER UNIT. THE WOMEN OFFICERS WERE AS EFFECTIVE AS THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS, WERE WELL-ACCEPTED BY THE PUBLIC, AND HAD NO SERIOUS WORK-RELATED INJURIES. IT IS NOTED THAT THE CLASSIFICATION 'POLICEWOMEN' HAS BEEN ELIMINATED AND 'POLICE OFFICER' IS NOW USED FOR BOTH MALES AND FEMALES. CRIME MAKES NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN SEXES, AND NEITHER SHOULD LAW ENFORCEMENT IN ITS EFFORTS TO COMBAT IT. (JAP)
Index Term(s): Equal opportunity employment; Florida; Police effectiveness; Police internal organizations; Police manpower deployment; Police personnel; Police women
Note: REPRINTED FROM FBI LAW ENFORCEMENT BULLETIN (JUNE 1974)
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