Law Enforcement News

Vol. XXVI, No. 533, 534 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY May 15/31, 2000

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
Ins & outs: Court’s new rule on traffic stops.
Play it again, Sam: IACP seeks reprise of ’65 landmark report.
Shot in the arm: New advocacy group helps push community policing.
Maine attraction: Pine Tree State’s allure for out-of-state sex offenders.
Turn of the cons: Sting takes down bogus telemarketing scam.
Dying trend: Number of slain cops hits an all-time low.
Avast, matey! Taking aim at drug-running speedboats.
Sending in reinforcements: National Guard gets the call against meth labs.
People & Places: A 6-year-old trips up the Miami PD; police force takes a walk; award-winning police leaders; changing times in Minnesota; doing it by the book; Baltimore tries a New York approach.
Getting their act together: Agencies network to fight on-line crime
Laptop detectives: Police agencies reach out to civilian “cybersleuths
Slamming a door: Supreme Court says “nuts” to Violence Against Women Act.
Forum: Blasting through the glass ceiling.
Comfort zone: Crime declines for record 8th straight year.
The cost of doing business: Mesa PD battles overtime overrun.
Not-so-deadly force: More departments explore non-lethal options.
With both barrels: NYPD blasts away at harshly critical Fed report.
Feeling frisky: Review panel rips NYPD over stop & frisk practices.

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Blasting through the glass ceiling

      Is there a brass ceiling for women in law enforcement? Of course there is. But don’t take my word for it. Just look at data from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Center for Women & Policing, and the personal stories of women who broke through the barriers to achieve command positions.
      IACP’s ad hoc committee on women in policing reports that of 800 agencies surveyed by telephone, there are few women in policing, compared to their male counterparts — and that women officers still face bias from male officers. According to the IACP, most departments lack strategies for recruiting women, and once they get there, women officers face gender discrimination and sexual harassment...