A Pledge for Equal Treatment of Women in Law Enforcement

A Pledge for Equal Treatment of Women in Law Enforcement

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Je Nuzzaci started this petition to North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police

In 2018 only 12.6% of law enforcement officers in America were women, in comparison to 87.4% of officers that were men (Duffin, 2019). The FBI did an extensive study on the benefits associated with having more women on staff and found that female officers are more skilled in addressing violent crimes against women and sex crimes, they were less likely to use excessive force, and they can improve police-community relations.

Although women in law enforcement have proven to be beneficial assets, they are still confronted with a range of issues. These include gender bias, discrimination, sexual harassment, less likely to be promoted, and isolation. 

The purpose of this petition is to call for a change in the structure of the law enforcement system. This includes increasing recruiting of women by offering more motivational and mentorship programs, restructuring the hiring process, and creating and implementing new sexual harassment and equality policies. Ideally, these steps will improve the treatment and retention of female officers. 

As part of a social change project for Elon University, we hope that you will sign this petition which will be sent to the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police. By implementing change in our home state, we hope our efforts will expand on a national level. 

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