The Pennsylvania Commission for Women, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC) hosted a Women in Law Enforcement discussion virtually to showcase women serving in the PSP. The panelists discussed how to recruit and retain women, shared their personal experiences, and highlighted the benefits of this career.
• Lt. Col. Kristal Turner-Childs, Deputy Commissioner of Staff
• Lt. Cara McCree, Advanced Regional Training Section, Bureau of Training and Education
• Sgt. Dawn Carpenter, Recruitment Services Section Supervisor
• Cpl. Danea Durham, Recruitment Services East Unit Supervisor
• Tpr. Kelly Smith, Community Affairs Officer, Office of Community Engagement
“The Pennsylvania Commission for Women is proud to host this discussion with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. We recognize that women and people of color are underrepresented in law enforcement across the Commonwealth and throughout the country. We hosted this discussion to address this disparity,” said Commission Executive Director, Moriah Hathaway. “Women currently make up about six percent of the Pennsylvania State Police force and we want this number to increase. The goal of this discussion is to allow women and girls to see themselves reflected in law enforcement and encourage them to consider a career as a State Police Officer.”
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