IACP Through the Years: Women Police and Stress (1983)

Police chiefs from around the country often ask me various questions about women police. These questions often include: Why would any woman in her right mind choose a career in law enforcement? Why not nursing, teaching, secretarial work, or other traditional female occupations? Do female police become dissatisfied or disillusioned? Do women police experience as much stress as male officers? Can women handle stress as well as men?