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    Ok, I'm female and I am what my O.com ID says. What do y'all typically think of when you see a female LEO? Work with one? Are you one? Are you the person who called 911 and a female LEO responds? What did you think? Female LEO's only belong in the Detective bracket ..Is it a typical stigma where I live or the same with you ('cuz I've heard this a lot).
    M.E.

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    Female LEO's only belong in the Detective bracket

    If you are getting your ideas about female LEO's from the Lifetime network, do yourself a favor and stop watching shows like "The Division." That show in no way shape or form accurately depicts law enforcement, or the female component within.

    IMNSHO, television and movies tends to exaggerate whatever conflicts may exist between male and female officers.

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    • #3
      We have several female LEO's at my agency. Just like the male LEO's, some of them are fine police officers. Again like the male LEOs, some of them momma shoulda hit upside the head and sold the milk!!

      I can't speak for any agency but my own, but I'll agree with you that female officers tend to gravitate towards certain positions. Investigations, victim's rights, and SRO specifically. Our highest ranking female officer is a Lt. in charge of elder abuse investigations. We have NO female patrol supervisors.

      [ 05-09-2003, 05:32 AM: Message edited by: Glockarmorer ]
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      • #4
        In our Detention Division, we have four shifts, commanded by Lieutenants.

        Of those four Lieutenants, three of them are female. We also have a female Sergeant and a number of female Corporals, not to mention quite a few female Officers.

        What was the question? [Wink]
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        • #5
          Ok.

          1. Females should be treated EQUALLY as men. No if's, and's, or but's about it. EQUAL RIGHTS EQUAL RIGHTS EQUAL RIGHTS. That's what women wanted, that's what they got. Now...

          2. It completely and utterly INFURIATES me that this DOESN'T include being DENIED a supervisory job when a candidate with far more qualifications, experience, and leadership abilities, who happens to be a MAN was denied it so that the FEMALE could get it....for simply being a female.

          This recently happend here. The male candidate was DOUBLY qualified, well liked and was going to get the job EXCEPT that the big-wigs thought it would be better to play politics. He was irate and don't blame him one bit. People were in awe and their mouths dropped, INCLUDING the female as to why she got the job and not him. He worked with everyone for years, knew how things worked here and was fair and open-minded.

          Nobody likes this person and some dignified, high-ranking people have even filed grievances against the way she handles things and abuses her power. She $hits on everyone because she "can" and she knows it. Fire a female? Yeah right. Not in this lifetime. But..if equal rights were just that...this person would have been gone long ago. Nobody even wants to go to work anymore. They avoid the office like the plague. The proper thing to do would have been to step down and give the job to the person who earned it and deserved it. But, she didn't. Everything now is, "are you questioning my authority?" or "this is how we did it there (where she was before)". She must have some iron nerves because I couldn't work in a position where EVERY SINGLE person who works for me hates my guts.

          Ok...my blood is boiling now...

          I am not categorizing all female police officers. Just this one and this situation, inparticular. It's just an example of how equal rights are just taken too lightly and how some females give others a bad rap.

          [ 05-09-2003, 09:26 AM: Message edited by: Tprspouse ]
          "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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          • #6
            It is 2003. Why are we talking about this topic? Females belong in law enforcement just as much as males.
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            • #7
              Best partner I ever worked with was female. I enjoyed NOT having to deal with the 'macho BS' all the time.

              Currently, NEITHER my deaprtment, nor the Sheriff's department have any female officers.

              AFAIK, we're the only departments anywhere around that haven't come into the 20th(yeah, I know what I just typed) century.
              "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
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              • #8
                Hmmm...Female LEO's....I must say my small comment: Went to college, graduated with BS IN Math, worked/volunteered at local department, hired on as a 911 dispatcher, went to the academy, 7th in class, became a police officer, took several shots to the chest (thank God for the vest, saved me, not partner), bomb squad, now with the Government (leo) on leave...Can take a 6'4", 300+ lb man to the ground and cuff him, can enter a building and sniff out almost anyone, and I'm cute too! (to my husband's advantage), and I can pick out a BS'r in no time flat....Have the respect of many men I have backed up, and I can hold my own...Women cops? Hell, I love them! Husband's former partner was a woman, and she was fantastic! [Wink]
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                • #9
                  Women definitely belong in Law Enforcement, they are a valuable asset. I work with many female LEOs and have never felt any animosity or ill thoughts towards them. As long as they can perform the job to the same standards as their male counterparts I am all for it. But I don

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                  • #10
                    I worked with great female officers and terrible female officers. I have also worked with great and terrible male officers. I could care less about the gender or whatever else of the people that I work with as long as they know what they are doing.
                    "Integrity is like virginity. Once it's lost, you can't get it back." --drunkhunter

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                    • #11
                      We have four female officers...one is in Detectives, one is in Traffic, & two are in Patrol. I've seen good ones & bad ones come through here just like the guys have. I've trained several & had a couple as partners. It's no big deal. Man or woman...you either do the job or you don't.

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                      • #12
                        Just to echo the above comments. My skippers (Sergeants) are women, my Guv'nor (Inspector) is a woman, the head of my division is a woman. It's just a question of time before half the Chiefs (in this country at least) are women, It certainly used to be an issue and there are still certain units that tend to be dominated by men (firearms, traffic, public order) and others by women (domestic violence/child protection) but I imagine that will change too over time. My partner is a cop and I understand she has had no more difficulties than me in working with different specialities with one exception which I won't mention (traffic). Having said that, I am a bloke, and it's entirely possible I may be a bit blase about these things. I should probably get my partner to post,

                        [ 05-11-2003, 10:29 AM: Message edited by: Cockney Corner ]
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                        • #13
                          In some depts., women and minorities are a little more than equal..

                          We've had a battle with the city for years over discrimination against WM's. Several years ago, they posted the Lt. test for only 24 hours and only sent notices to women and minority Sgts... The union complained and they promised never to do it again, but didn't remedy the damage already done.

                          For the last 15 years, they have been able to pick from the top 5 of any promotion list. Sgts are usually down the line, but on any lieutenant or captain's list, any woman or minority gets picked first. Several times a white male has died on a list where he was number 1 from the beginning.

                          Fortunately, any animosity has been directed at the city, not the women or minorities promoted. Says a lot for our rank and file.
                          Jim
                          "Life's tough, it's tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne

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                          • #14
                            I'm reminded of an exchange in one of Terry Pratchett's "Guards" books, wherein Constable Angua (a female, and, incidentally, a werewolf, though nobody else knows this) is talking with several other members of the watch; someone refers to her, if I recall correctly, as a policewoman. She corrects him, saying "On duty, we're all policemen - the Captain says I have no sex on duty".

                            Just thought I'd throw that in there.

                            In the few professional contacts I've had with LEO's, more than half have been female, and I've been rather more impressed with them than with their male counterparts, on the whole. One thing I've noticed is that, contrary to generalisations applicable to the rest of society, women LEO's like to listen, while male LEO's like to talk.

                            What does it really matter if a person is male or female if they do what's expected of them?
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                            • #15
                              quote:
                              If you are getting your ideas about female LEO's from the Lifetime network, do yourself a favor and stop watching shows like "The Division." That show in no way shape or form accurately depicts law enforcement, or the female component within.

                              Actually, the only LE tv shows I watch are Cops, Law & Order (SVU & CI), CSI, and otherwise I'll watch Nickelodeon

                              Thanks for your responses. From what I've seen in B-more City, Female LEO's are few on the street and many in Investigative areas.

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                              2. It completely and utterly INFURIATES me that this DOESN'T include being DENIED a supervisory job when a candidate with far more qualifications, experience, and leadership abilities, who happens to be a MAN was denied it so that the FEMALE could get it....for simply being a female.

                              Yup, had similar experiences.

                              quote:
                              It is 2003. Why are we talking about this topic? Females belong in law enforcement just as much as males.
                              'Cuz I wanted some input from other people.

                              Thanks y'all!!
                              M.E.

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