Promotional and non-stereotypical policing roles: Are women opting out?

Susan Robinson

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There is an appearance that women are uninterested in applying for positions in specialist areas of policing such as Tactical Operations, Traffic and Highway Patrol and Counter Terrorism. It cannot be assumed however that the low numbers of women is indicative of a lack of interest or will to be involved in these areas as there may be unidentified structural impediments preventing them from gaining access to these jobs. This paper discusses the issues relevant to women’s involvement in specialist policing roles and what can be done by police leaders to encourage greater employment of women in specialist policing roles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalSalus Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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