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    Hey I’m interested to see how many of you officers like having a female as a partner. My girlfriend works for LAPD and i kinda get a mixed vibe. She told me she wants to work in south div and I kinda worried about her. She is 135lbs and 510. Do you guys think females make good officers and would trust them for backup?

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    I think each officer should be judged on their own merit, regardless of gender.
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    • #3
      Well it kinda shocked me when she told me another female she works with is 22 and used to work at hooters. Plus her english isnt great either. I dont know if i would feel confident working with a 22 year old former waitress at hooters as my partner.. Maybe im a little in left field.

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      • #4
        Again: It comes down to the caliber of the officer. It pretty much has to. Anything else would be discriminatory. If the officer I'm with is competent and able to do the job, then that's the standard. It's not a movable target based on gender, past work history, or anything else.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by BCSD Frank View Post
          I think each officer should be judged on their own merit, regardless of gender.
          Exactly what he said...I had the same female partner for several years and we only split up after she got burned out working the "hood". It worked out for her though since she went on a residential burglary report call and the victim ended up as her husband. He was a Navy pilot who ended up in the JAG Corps and later retired after Iraq war #1. He's now a corporate type attorney and she's an Obama fan
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          • #6
            makes sense, its different when its your girlfriend thats the cop. I guess i am worried about her and question her physical strength if she were to get into a physical altercation, but i guess with LAPD they have so many officers in such a small area she would be ok.

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            • #7
              My sister is a cop, too. She's been in a few fights since she's been a cop and she handled herself just fine. Being a cop is not for everybody, male or female. I think that there are probably more men cut out for it (at least the ratio of men to women in most departments would suggest that), but I've worked with some great female officers. As a matter of fact, my DT instructor was a female; she could kick mine and your butt at the same time.
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              • #8
                I've worked with female officers before both on the reservation and when I was a CHP explorer. No problems at all.

                They are more talkative than males (yeah DUH right)... but that can actually make the shift go by faster.

                Ohh, they can also snag free food from the fire stations with no problems at all

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kyle90802 View Post
                  Hey I’m interested to see how many of you officers like having a female as a partner. My girlfriend works for LAPD and i kinda get a mixed vibe. She told me she wants to work in south div and I kinda worried about her. She is 135lbs and 510. Do you guys think females make good officers and would trust them for backup?
                  We ride in single man cars.

                  Are you questioning her abilities or females in general?

                  As long as you prove you can do the job it doesn't matter if you are male or female. It's all about your abilities.....and capability to get the job done and go home safe.
                  This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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                  • #10
                    Woman make real good investigators. People seem to open up to woman a bit more. Woman can also use their sexuality to an extent to gain repor with people. This may seem wrong but many times they do it without even realizing. Woman also seem to be more determined in Police work. This may be because they want to prove themselves.

                    That said....

                    I wish that Police agencies were set up more like the military. As sexist as it may sound, I think that the streets are too dangerous for woman <ducks>. Sorry, it's just how I feel. Woman can get the job done on the streets, but a determined male crook, 9 times out of ten, would disarm and kill a female cop with ease. To be fair, the same determined male crook may accomplish the same thing with a male cop but the chances of that happening are alot less.

                    We have a female at my department that is a sweet heart, but has no fight in her. If she was sent to back me, and I knew that I needed a real back, I would ask for another unit. I need my back covered more than I need to not hurt someones feelings.

                    I hope that none of our females in blue take offense. If i was assigned a female partner I would work with her without argument, but my tactics would change alot.
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                    • #11
                      IE Copper that was my thoughts too i guess, I would never expect a waitress at hooters arresting anyone. No matter how well they did in the academy. None the less equality is here and thats how departments opperate. I am worried about my girlfriends feelings getting hurt if she goes in the southend. But she is a cop and should be mentally tough enough right?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kyle90802 View Post
                        Well it kinda shocked me when she told me another female she works with is 22 and used to work at hooters. Plus her english isnt great either. I dont know if i would feel confident working with a 22 year old former waitress at hooters as my partner.. Maybe im a little in left field.
                        Really? PM me the agency and I'll do my research for ya.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kyle90802 View Post
                          IE Copper that was my thoughts too i guess, I would never expect a waitress at hooters arresting anyone. No matter how well they did in the academy. None the less equality is here and thats how departments opperate. I am worried about my girlfriends feelings getting hurt if she goes in the southend. But she is a cop and should be mentally tough enough right?
                          Since you keep saying this over and over and over I must add...who gives a crap? It's a job. Everyone had a job before they became a cop. You can't judge someone based on where they formally worked.

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                          • #14
                            I had a female partner for a couple years, she was short, an ex marine and the best back up I EVER had in fights.

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                            • #15
                              There is a 4'10 female LAPD officer that works in South bureau and she could kick the sh*t out of most of the guys in her division.

                              I've seen some big 6ft 200lb male cops who weren't worth the polish (or lack of) on their boots.

                              It's all about the person, not their gender.
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