Grand Rapids wants to increase number of female police officers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids Police Department is recruiting female officers.

The May 18 information session is a first by the Grand Rapids department, which has 44 female officers. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is aimed at women who have an interest in law enforcement. Registration is required.

Female officers, supervisors and command staff will discuss their backgrounds and what life is like as a Grand Rapids officer. Women comprise 14% of officers in the western Michigan department.

The GRPD says it's "committed to attracting qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the community."

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1 Comment

  • steve

    Females and minorities who’ve had an interest in becoming police officers have had the opportunity to apply for many years. To listen to some, you’d think that these individuals have been discouraged from even considering a career as an officer. For these people, the opportunity door is and has been open for a long time, but it’s up to them to walk through the door and not be carried.

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