The impact of women has now been extended from the kitchen and the four walls of the home to the pillars of towns, cities and nations as women are influencing different segments of both military institutions and police agencies. It is no news that the impact of women has been astonishing in these places. Now, there is an increase in the number of women employed to participate in maintaining law and order at local police agencies. THE EVOLUTION Many decades ago, there were few women in politics.
In states all over the country, the number of women recruited into the police force could be counted, as they were very small. However, their introduction over the years has added unique strength and honor to police strategies. Now, women are heading major police departments in states such as Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, Milwaukee, and Nashville among others. Women and minorities are being recruited into the police in increasing numbers. Research indicates that, with few exceptions, they perform as well or even better than white or male officers.
This is related to their emotional intelligence and reliance on communication skills than the brutal force associated with he force. The Police with other armed forces relied solely on the power of force. The Police has also been associated with the vigor and courage of men. However, these things have been reviewed with the incorporation of women into the Police. Courageous Police officers like Chief Mary Anne Viverette, Chief Joanne Jaffe, Chief Diana Pizzuti, Chief Joyce Stephen confirm the peculiar paradigm shift that they have introduced to policing in recent times.
These are strong women, with tremendous leadership and management skills, who are leading their agencies to become models of modern policing. Research shows that women rely more on their communication skills than force; this has made them more effective in resolving potentially violent confrontations. Besides, they are less likely to be accused of force brutality. Research also shows that women officers respond more effectively to domestic violence incidents, which account for about half of all violent crime calls to police.
Of course, while women have come a long way in policing since 1891, when the first police matrons were sworn in here in New York, a lot still needs to done to ensure that women are fully represented in our nation's law enforcement agencies and that women police officers have every opportunity for advancement up the ranks. These could include Public education, special developments mechanisms for incorporation of women.