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A Progress Report on Women in Policing

Publication Date

March 1981


Cynthia G. Sulton and Roi D. Townsey


This study explores the extent to which women are being employed as sworn police officers in state and municipal departments across the United States. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effects of specific personnel practices designed to support full employment of women in policing.

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Recommended Citation

Sulton, C. G., & Townsey, R. D. (1981). A progress report on women in policing. Washington, DC: National Policing Institute. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/a-progress-report-on-women-in-policing-2/