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Reports & Fact Sheets

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All reports and fact sheets are in PDF format.

Fact Sheets

Reports & Suveys

Clinic Violence

Status of Women in Policing Reports

Other Women in Policing Publications

  • Recruiting and Retaining Women: A Self-Assessment Guide for Law Enforcement
    Overview of research providing compelling evidence that increasing the number of female officers improves police response to violence against women and reduces police use of excessive force.
  • Study on the Gender Gap in Use of Force
    This study documents huge gender differences in police brutality and misconduct, whether measured by citizen complaints, sustained allegations, or civil liability payouts. The data is clear: women officers cost their communities less in human and financial terms, and police departments can't afford to ignore this data any longer.
  • The Effect of Consent Decrees on the Representation of Women in Sworn Law Enforcement
    The only study of its kind examining the effect of consent decrees on the numbers of women in police agencies. Also examines what occurs when the decrees are lifted; Study includes an appendix identifying the surveyed agencies.
  • Tearing Down the Wall: Problems with Consistency, Validity, and Adverse Impact of Physical Agility Testing in Police Selection
    This study surveys 62 police agencies and examines the correlation between representation of women officers, and the type of physical agility tests used.
  • Gender Balance Policies: LAPD
    These recommendations and motions directed at achieving gender equity in the LAPD were unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council on September 2, 1992.

Empowering Women Reports, 1995