Woman Running to be First Female Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada

Debra Gauthier, a 20-year police veteran, is currently campaigning to be the first woman Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada. She is running for the position on a platform that stresses police reform through the elimination of the “good old boys” network. In a recent interview with Las Vegas City Life, Gauthier championed the positive contribution that women make to policing, saying “women don’t rely on brute force,” instead using “technique and communication.” Gauthier underscored a need to change police recruitment policies, and to weed out men with aggressive tendencies who are often drawn to policing for the wrong reasons. She also hopes to disqualify all candidates with histories of violent behavior from being hired as police officers.


Las Vegas City Life, 08/15/02

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