WIFLE Leadership Training
West Coast - Palm Springs, California, June 25-28, 2018. Hotel rates will be equivalent to the government schedule. Room availability several days before and after the training so you can take a day or two for yourself, bring family or meet with friends.
Women in Customs and Border
Women Trainers Needed (Article
Published in Law and Order February 2016
Law Enforcement by Changing the Face of Policing
Submitted to the White House by: Women in Federal Law Enforcement, along with coalition partners: Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, National Asian Police Officers Association, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, National Latino Police Officers Association and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission comprehensive report, Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement. October 5, 2016 (PDF)
The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report today that examines barriers and promising practices – in recruitment, hiring and retention – for advancing diversity in law enforcement. The report, developed with support from the Center for Policing Equity, aims to provide law enforcement agencies, especially small and mid-size agencies, with a resource to enhance the diversity of their workforce by highlighting specific strategies and efforts in place around the country.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) Diversity report released. August 22, 2016
Cultural Change: Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Australian Federal Police
View Cultural Change: Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Australian Federal Police (PDF, 2MB)
On 22 August 2016, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin released the report Cultural Change: Gender Diversity and Inclusion in the Australian Federal Police, following an independent review of the organisation by former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick.
The report followed extensive consultation with more than 1,000 AFP members over the past six months.
A number of key themes emerged during the review process:
-the importance of strong leadership to cultural reform;
-the differential impacts of AFP culture on men’s and women’s experiences;
-high rates of sexual harassment and bullying in the AFP;
-barriers to and opportunities for increased women’s representation in the AFP workforce; and,
-the challenge of combining a police career with family.
Journal of Criminal Justice 2001 (PDF)
Who are the complaint-prone officers? An examination of the relationship between police officers' attributes, arrest activity, assignment, and citizen's complaints about excessive force.
This article identifies the characteristics of police officers (officers’ background attributes, arrest activity, and assignment) who most frequently receive complaints from citizens regarding the use of excessive force. The data for the study were obtained from a large mid-western municipal police department. The results show that arrest activity, officer age, and officer gender are most strongly related to the receipt of citizen’s complaints about excessive force and differentiate high-complaint officers from low-complaint officers. Implications of the findings are discussed. (c)2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
the New York Times:
We Need More Female Police Officers
There is a simple solution to America's policing problem: More Female Cops
From the Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
One group is responsible for America’s culture of violence, and it isn’t cops, black Americans, Muslims or rednecks. It’s men. What we don’t talk about is how the greatest predictor of violence isn’t religion, occupation or race. It’s gender.
Joint Statement of Support for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report: Citing the Urgent Need for Transformational Culture Change in Policing through the Recruitment, Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of Women and Minorities
Joint Statement Supporting 21st Century
Issued March 2016
DOJ's Office of Civil Rights
Review of Alabama Department of Safety
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice, is sharing information about a compliance review report that OCR recently issued to the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) (which is part of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency-ALEA). As OJP explains in its press release, OCR evaluated DPS’ efforts to recruit, hire, and retain female troopers, and concluded in this compliance review report that DPS fell short of its civil rights obligations in these areas. The report includes several recommendations for improving DPS’ and ALEA’s recruitment program, selection procedures, and fair employment practices so that they can provide equal employment opportunities to female trooper applicants and troopers and better serve communities throughout Alabama.
Link to Press Release, http://ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2016/ojp01052016.pdf
Link to Report, link to the report can be found at http://ojp.gov/about/ocr/pdfs/14-OCR-0444_01042016.pdf
Tuesday Dec 15 2015, Executive Order
Strengthening the Senior Executive Service
1. Recruitment, hiring, retention and development goals
2. President's Management Council to advice OPM
PMC subcommittee to review and recommend improvements
3. OPM, OMB, PMC review, revise spending on Awards
Heads of agencies limit aggregate spending on Awards
Submit plan to increase number of SES members rotating
Plan succession management
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Justice Department Issues Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Document link at http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/799366/download
Press Release at http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-issues-guidance-identifying-and-preventing-gender-bias-law-enforcement
Gender Bias Policing Guidance Fact Sheet at http://www.justice.gov/opa/file/799371/download
Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias Website, http://www.justice.gov/ovw/identifying-and-preventing-gender-bias
July 2015, Gender and Complaints Mechanisms Handbook
“Gender Complaints Mechanisms, A Handbook for Armed Forces and Ombuds Institutions to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Related Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying and Abuse” was recently issued by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces. Although the handbook was intended for military forces in the international community, the issues and problems discussed in the report relate to achieving diversity and promoting gender equality in law enforcement in the United States as well. It is an extremely interesting report, especially to women, and we are providing the link below to the publication for the information of our members.
Presents findings on local police departments by population
served in 2013, including comparisons with previous surveys
dating back to 1987. The report examines trends in the
composition of local police officers by sex, race, and
ethnicity. Data on the representation of female officers in
local police supervisory positions are presented for the first
time. It also covers the use of community policing strategies,
specialized units, and task forces to address crime-related
problems. Data are from the 2013 Law Enforcement Management and
Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
About 1 in 8 local police officers were female, including about 1 in 10 first-line supervisors.
Local police departments employed about 477,000 full-time sworn personnel in 2013, 35% more than in 1987.
About half (48%) of departments employed fewer than 10 officers.
More than half (54%) of local police officers were employed in jurisdictions with 100,000 or more residents.
About 27% of local police officers were members of a racial or ethnic minority, compared to 15% in 1987.
>Prior Reports 2007, 2003, 2000 (http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbse&sid=35)
June 4, 2015. Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities. Resource guide developed by the Office of Personnel Management, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Merit Systems Protection Board. Link to WIFLE Material.
Click image to view Handbook at OPM website.
April 15, 2015. OPM Memorandum, the Handbook, and the Press
Release on the new policies and guidance on Leave and
Flexibility for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care.
Link to WIFLE Material.
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February 12, 2015:
of Eight Factors Influencing Women's Retention in Federal Law
Dr. Helen H. Yu, WIFLE Board Member.
WIFLE Testimony submitted January 2015 to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, PDF
WIFLE Project: Pregnancy Guidelines for Federal Law Enforcement, May 2011, Pregnancy Guidelines
Texas A & M Collaboration on the issue Women in
Federal Law Enforcement and Promotions
June 2011 PDF Format
Violence Against Women, Report November 2007 (PDF Format) NOTE: 2MB Download