Women Of Law Enforcement And How Women Have The Same Intelligence, Compassion, And Communication As A Male

948 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 4 Pages
There are many stereotypes that women in law enforcement field have to face throughout their career. Women are often troubled with being taken serious as a crime fighter, or if a women would ever be allowed to become a police officer. Women are usually viewed as to gentle, emotional, or weak. In my research paper you will learn the history of women in law enforcement and how women have the same intelligence, compassion, and communication as a male officer. Women have struggled since the 1800’s to have a career in law enforcement and to be treated with the same respect as male officers. The early history of women police consisted of social service, in which women had to meet high standards for police employment, but received lower wages, were restricted to a special unit or bureau, and were assigned to clerical, juvenile, guard duty and vice work. Women police were not promoted, only in their own women’s unit and weren’t allowed to take the same promotion test as men. On April 1, 1908, Lola Baldwin was sworn in as a female detective to perform police service for the city of Portland and Oregon. She was the first women to become a law enforcement officer. Her previous work was so effective that Baldwin won the support of the mayor, city council, and police chief to make her position on the police department. Although being accepted on the police department, she was still limited to serve “women duties”. She was hired to serve as the “Superintendent of the Women’s Auxiliary…

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