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     Women in Customs and Border Protection VIDEO
 

 

     More Women Trainers Needed (Article URL)
    
Published in Law and Order February 2016   

 

Transforming Law Enforcement by Changing the Face of Policing (PDF)
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.

Abstract
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.

 

From the New York Times:
We Need More Female Police Officers
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/08/17/how-can-police-do-a-better-job-of-recruiting-officers/we-need-more-female-police-officers

 

From TIME:
There is a simple solution to America's policing problem:  More Female Cops
http://time.com/4406327/police-shootings-women-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.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-police-mass-shooting-men-women-gender-20160715-snap-story.html

 

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

Press Release, Joint Statement Supporting 21st Century Policing   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

 

   Joint Statement of Support for Department of Justice Guidance on “Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence” 

 

   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
        Etc.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/12/15/executive-order-strengthening-senior-executive-service


   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.
 

 

 

 


 

 

   May 14, 2015, NCJ 248677 Local Police Departments, 2013: Personnel, Policies, and Practices

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.
Highlights:
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.

             Click image to view Handbook at OPM website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  February 12, 2015:  An Examination of Eight Factors Influencing Women's Retention in Federal Law Enforcement,
     Dr. Helen H. Yu, WIFLE Board Member.

         

 

  WIFLE Testimony submitted January 2015 to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, PDF

 

   Final Report by the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing PDF |  Interim Report 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
 

 

  1991: Celebrating Twenty Years of Women in Federal Law Enforcement (PDF)

                

 

   Violence Against Women, Report November 2007 (PDF Format) NOTE:  2MB Download

 

  • A study published by the National Center for Women & Policing, Spring 2003, "Hiring & Retaining More Women: The Advantages to Law Enforcement Agencies," reported that women in law enforcement-
    . Rely on communication skills and interpersonal skills to a greater degree and are less likely to use excessive force.
    . Support community policing.
    . Emphasize communication and cooperation with citizens that may lead to better intelligence collection.
    . Respond more effectively to crimes of violence against women.
    . Reduce incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment as their numbers increase.
    . Change the climate to allow for the incorporation of more family friendly policies that are beneficial to all.
    . Provide a different perspective that encourages management to examine practices to provide better law enforcement operations and services.

 

  • In the Face of Challenges, Women in Federal Law Enforcement Persist and Excel By:
    Susan A. Keverline, Ph. D.
    2003 Study in PDF Format

 

Research

  • A study published by the National Center for Women & Policing, Spring 2003, "Hiring & Retaining More Women: The Advantages to Law Enforcement Agencies," reported that women in law enforcement-
    . Rely on communication skills and interpersonal skills to a greater degree and are less likely to use excessive force.
    . Support community policing.
    . Emphasize communication and cooperation with citizens that may lead to better intelligence collection.
    . Respond more effectively to crimes of violence against women.
    . Reduce incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment as their numbers increase.
    . Change the climate to allow for the incorporation of more family friendly policies that are beneficial to all.
    . Provide a different perspective that encourages management to examine practices to provide better law enforcement operations and services.