Women in Law Enforcement

From 1970 to 1990, the proportion of U.S. law enforcement officers who were women increased from about 1% to 9%. Since then, however, growth has slowed and the figure remains below 13%. The National Institute of Justice held a “research summit” in 2018 to consider the rate of progress, identify challenges as well as successes, explore women’s experiences in today’s law enforcement agencies, and look for gaps in knowledge where additional research might be valuable. This webinar series covers many of the topics discussed at the women’s summit, including recruitment and testing, promotion and assignment, navigating the police culture, work performance, and lessons from other occupations and other countries.

Upcoming Webinars

Anne Li Kringen
10 / 01 / 2020

Throughout the nation, law enforcement organizations utilize a variety of strategies to recruit qualified applicants. Despite these efforts, many organizations struggle to fill vacancies. This issue may, in part, relate [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
10 / 27 / 2020

In an era when nearly everyone is equipped with a smart phone with audio-visual recording ability the number of recorded negative encounters between law enforcement and the public over the [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Cara Rabe-Hemp
Sheryl Victorian

Success is elusive to those who gauge it with money, status, or fame. But when we come to understand that success is relative, it becomes a more feasible concept to [...]

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Tina Buneta
Doreen Jokerst
Kimberly Miller
Deanna Cantrell

True leaders welcome insights from others to become better. There are lots of resources – books, conferences,  coaches, and mentors – that offer leadership development advice. However, for female leaders, these may [...]

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Michael Lieberman
Jessica Reaves

Hate crimes are those that are committed to individuals over reasons like the color of their skin, the religion they practice, the heritage of their parents, the disability they possess, [...]

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Sonia Quiñones
Karin Montejo

Leadership is a word that carries so much weight – power, influence, responsibility, and wisdom are just a few words that are associated with it. While some may be hesitant to [...]

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Cecelia Rosser
Wendy Rich-Goldschmidt

Following the Women in Policing webinar series that covered various gender dynamics, diversity and women issues in the law enforcement field, this session will provide strategies to address issues related [...]

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Karin Montejo

Communication skills play a critical role in achieving success in your career. Research in this area has recognized men and women differ in their communication styles. How we communicate goes [...]

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Anne Li Kringen
Paige Valenta

Performance evaluation in policing is often focused on simplistic objectives based on outcomes. Doing so fails to capture all the other facets of policing that goes beyond arrests, tickets and [...]

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Cara Rabe-Hemp
Sheryl Victorian

Law enforcement is a male-dominated field and one has to ask if it is the culture that is preventing women from joining it and rise to leadership positions. From addressing [...]

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Rachel Tolber
Natalie Todak

Studies show that there is a very evident lack of representation of women in policing especially in leadership positions. Further, the lack of literature and researches surrounding the topic of [...]

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Ivonne Roman

More than a buzzword, equality produced numerous campaigns that call to provide equal rights for different segments of society. Policing is likewise facing the impact of discrimination as the number [...]

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Articles

Brenda Dietzman shared some insightful information during her webinar, Developing Women as Leaders: Evidence-Based Insight and Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Women Leaders. Here’s just one snippet from [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Developing Women as Leaders: Evidence-Based Insight and Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Women Leaders. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Cara Rabe Hemp and Asst. Chief Sheryl Victorian answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Success Factors for Your Career.”  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Kimberly Miller, Tina Buneta, Chief Doreen Jokerst and Cheif Deanna Cantrell answered a number of your questions after their presentation, In Search of Excellence: Lessons on Leadership, [...]

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Dr. Karin Montejo shared some super insights and research during her webinar, "Creating Your Own Brand of Leadership -- Authentically." Here's just one stat she shared from an FSU study [...]

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Jessica Reaves and Michael Lieberman of the Anti Defamation League shared incredible insights and advice during their powerful webinar, "Understanding Gender-Based Hate Crime."  Here's just one element from that webinar. &[...]

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Jessica Reaves and Michael Lieberman of the Anti Defamation League shared incredible insights and advice during their powerful webinar, "Understanding Gender-Based Hate Crime."  Here's just one element from that webinar. &[...]

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Jessica Reaves and Michael Lieberman of the Anti Defamation League shared incredible insights and advice during their powerful webinar, "Understanding Gender-Based Hate Crime."  Here's just one element from that webinar. &[...]

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Jessica Reaves and Michael Lieberman of the Anti Defamation League shared incredible insights and advice during their powerful webinar, "Understanding Gender-Based Hate Crime."  Here's just one element from that webinar. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Sonia Quinones and Karin Montejo answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating Your Own Brand of Leadership Authentically.  Here are just a few of their [...]

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Love this reminder from Chief Sonia Quinones during her webinar, Creating Your Own Brand of Leadership Authentically.   "A key skill of being a leader is influence."   Click Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Cecelia Rosser and Wendy Rich-GoldSchmidt answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Moving Beyond the Confidence Gap. Here are just a few of their responses.   &[...]

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Webinar presenter Karin Montejo answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Using Your Words: Communicating Your Authority. Here are just a few of her responses.     Audience [...]

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Webinar presenters Paige Valenta and Anne Li Kringen answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Policing: Performance & Outcomes. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Cara Rabe-Hemp and Asst. Chief Sheryl Victorian answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Navigating Police Culture.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenters Rachel Tolber and Dr. Natalie Todak answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Promotion & Assignment.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Ivonne Roman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Women in Law Enforcement: Physical Fitness Standards and Testing. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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