They’re often referred to as the “men in blue” but many women also put on a uniform and patrol the streets to keep you safe each day. This week, a group of female officers is in our area getting some “tailor-made” training.
During the training, 46 female officers from all over North Carolina are in Henderson County. They’re training on techniques and learning in the classroom.
Latisha Allen is President of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Women’s Association.
“We have to actually work harder than our male counterparts, just to prove that we can do the job that we were trained to do,” Allen explained. “Over my 23 years of service I’ve definitely seen the different changes, and women are becoming more acceptable in law enforcement, but we still have a long way to go.”
Allen says it’s also important for these women to share their experiences and network – to help each other and the communities they serve, in the jobs they love to do.