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     WIFLE, Inc.
     WIFLE Foundation, Inc.
     WIFLE Scholarship Fund
Catherine Sanz, Executive Director
2200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 102, PMB-204
Arlington, VA 22201-3324
Telephone: 301-805-2180

WIFLE RESEARCH AND STUDIES

 

 



 

 

   May 14, 2015, NCJ 248677 Local Police Departments, 2013: Personnel, Policies, and Practices

Presents findings on local police departments by population served in 2013, including comparisons with previous surveys dating back to 1987. The report examines trends in the composition of local police officers by sex, race, and ethnicity. Data on the representation of female officers in local police supervisory positions are presented for the first time. It also covers the use of community policing strategies, specialized units, and task forces to address crime-related problems. Data are from the 2013 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
Highlights:
About 1 in 8 local police officers were female, including about 1 in 10 first-line supervisors. 
Local police departments employed about 477,000 full-time sworn personnel in 2013, 35% more than in 1987.
About half (48%) of departments employed fewer than 10 officers.
More than half (54%) of local police officers were employed in jurisdictions with 100,000 or more residents.
About 27% of local police officers were members of a racial or ethnic minority, compared to 15% in 1987.
>Prior Reports 2007, 2003, 2000 (http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbse&sid=35)

 

 

 

 June 4, 2015.  Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities.  Resource guide developed by the Office of Personnel Management, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Merit Systems Protection Board.  Link to WIFLE Material.

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  April 15, 2015. OPM Memorandum, the Handbook, and the Press Release on the new policies and guidance on Leave and Flexibility for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care.  Link to WIFLE Material.

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  February 12, 2015:  An Examination of Eight Factors Influencing Women's Retention in Federal Law Enforcement,
     Dr. Helen H. Yu, WIFLE Board Member.

         

 

  WIFLE Testimony submitted January 2015 to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, PDF

 

  WIFLE Project: Pregnancy Guidelines for Federal Law Enforcement, May 2011,  Pregnancy Guidelines

 

  Texas A & M Collaboration on the issue Women in Federal Law Enforcement and Promotions
     June 2011 PDF Format
 

 

 

  1991: Celebrating Twenty Years of Women in Federal Law Enforcement (PDF)

                

 

   Violence Against Women, Report November 2007 (PDF Format) NOTE:  2MB Download
             

 

  • A study published by the National Center for Women & Policing, Spring 2003, "Hiring & Retaining More Women: The Advantages to Law Enforcement Agencies," reported that women in law enforcement-
    . Rely on communication skills and interpersonal skills to a greater degree and are less likely to use excessive force.
    . Support community policing.
    . Emphasize communication and cooperation with citizens that may lead to better intelligence collection.
    . Respond more effectively to crimes of violence against women.
    . Reduce incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment as their numbers increase.
    . Change the climate to allow for the incorporation of more family friendly policies that are beneficial to all.
    . Provide a different perspective that encourages management to examine practices to provide better law enforcement operations and services.

 

  • In the Face of Challenges, Women in Federal Law Enforcement Persist and Excel By: Susan A. Keverline, Ph. D.
    2003 Study in PDF Format

 

Research

  • A study published by the National Center for Women & Policing, Spring 2003, "Hiring & Retaining More Women: The Advantages to Law Enforcement Agencies," reported that women in law enforcement-
    . Rely on communication skills and interpersonal skills to a greater degree and are less likely to use excessive force.
    . Support community policing.
    . Emphasize communication and cooperation with citizens that may lead to better intelligence collection.
    . Respond more effectively to crimes of violence against women.
    . Reduce incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment as their numbers increase.
    . Change the climate to allow for the incorporation of more family friendly policies that are beneficial to all.
    . Provide a different perspective that encourages management to examine practices to provide better law enforcement operations and services.