Gender Ratio And Police Agencies Essay

1157 Words Oct 14th, 2015 5 Pages
It is very evident or clear that the gender ratio in police stations are uneven. This hasn’t been a problem just recently, no, there has been an obvious unbalancing for decades. Women in large police agencies have been accounted for 14.3% in 1999, 13.0% in 2000, and 12.7% in 2001 (NCWP Publications." National Center For Women and Policing. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2015). What is even more alarming, is the fact that the percentage of women in police agencies is decreasing throughout the years. They are going in the total opposite direction of where they want to be. Taking it a step further, African American Women make up about 5% of police agencies (Women in Law Enforcement." Criminal Justice School Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2015). As it clearly shows, discrimination has been, and still is, living strong in the criminal justice world. Since I have just been appointed Personal Director of the City Anywhere, it would be my duty to adjust the ratio of women to men in the police force. As Personal Director, I would attempt to gain more women in three steps. The first step would consist of identifying the problem of why there is such a low number of women officers in my department. Having 100% male officers in the department doesn’t just happen for no reason, once you identify the problem, you can then change it. The next step would be to spread the word about recruiting women officers; not just tell the citizens in the town, but the citizens of the whole nation. How this would…

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