Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Female Law Enforcement Officers

Miriam D. Sealock, Towson University
Stephanie Picolo Manzi, Roger Williams University

ABSTRACT
The present research is a study on the recruitment, selection, and retention of female law enforcement officers. The foundation for this research is grounded in both empirical research and anecdotal evidence that suggests that women still face many obstacles in the field of policing. An earlier study conducted by the IACP will be replicated using police agencies within the state of Maryland. Questions are designed to elicit information on the difficulty police departments have in recruiting, selecting, and retaining female officers.

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