A friend to HBWU and an incredible woman – Sergeant Betsy Bratner Smith writes about what women cops want and how females in all areas of the law enforcement industry would like to be viewed. Although she explicitly states that she does not speak for all women officers, Smith is a prominent voice that needs to be heard.
Throughout her article, with the exception of uniform malfunctions and oversized handguns, women want the opposite of special attention. They want to be apart of the law enforcement industry in its entirety, and not have their own label.
Males and females have different perspectives, attitudes, and ways of communication. That doesn’t mean that they should be seen differently, but in fact, they each bring something different to the table which creates a stronger and more powerful bond in law enforcement. “Both men and women want to be part of the Thin Blue Line, the family that is law enforcement,” states Smith, “…the men and women of this wonderful profession share an unbreakable connection; love your brothers and sisters in blue. We need each other; we always have, and we always will.”
Please, PLEASE read Sergeant Smith’s inspiring article and you will feel just as intrigued as I did. http://www.officer.com/article/10745417/what-women-cops-want