There are significant police-related differences between men and women. And it is likely in our best interest as police officers to capitalize on the differences and use them to our advantage.
From what I have read, there appear to be significant police-related differences between men and women.
And it is likely in our best interest as police officers to capitalize on the differences and use them to our advantage. While on the other side, if the differences cause challenges, change our method of training to accommodate the differences.
A video that we’ve received today shows why male and female cops should work together!
Below you can watch two female cops as they try to apprehend a man and have a hell of a time just getting his hands behind his back. The man suddenly realizes he can take these two lady coppers out by just pushing and pulling them, slipping out of his jacket, and taking off through the park.
The lady cops fuel their embarrassment once they take off after him in their squad car, leaving their handcuffs behind.
Maybe gender equality has its limits?
There are many tactical differences between men and women in policing. I’ve just touched on a few. Of course, each individual is different, and these are just generalized discussions. However, if you recognize some of these issues in the men or women you are training, it would be in your best interest to capitalize on their strengths and provide training to address the weaknesses. Remember, it is important to provide training to fit the individual, rather than treat all officers the same. There may be training required for smaller officers, be them male or female, due to sheer size. There could be different training needed for passive officers as opposed to your more aggressive officers. The business world has identified specific training to meet the needs of their staff in order to make them as successful as possible. They have to–their profits depend on it. So, why doesn’t policing? It should–sometimes lives depend on it. One day, that life may be yours. Think about it.
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