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I am a police Sgt. with two female officers on my squad. I am confident that I treat them as equals. Still at times I worry more about them when I hear them dispatched to violent calls than I do the male officers. Right or wrong?

Also any books on the subject of female officers.

Thanks.

   

I think that your worry is realistic, not condescending--if that was your concern.

It's a fine balance between what we want and what is possible. Even if we know that women are equal and capable of accomplishing similar things - not everyone holds that belief and so what we might want doesn't always become actualized.

I think that you can have these conversations openly with the officers you work with. It's likely that they are thinking about/aware of the same things. And I think it's great that you are even thinking about this.

Thanks for writing -- Amy