IN FOCUS: Women in Law Enforcement

Our focus is on how women in the Delaware Valley are making new strides in their chosen field to protect and serve in their communities in Law Enforcement. According to a study from the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, women today make up only about 13% of the force, most significantly in larger departments. And that study adds that women also reportedly comprise only a small percentage of the local law enforcement in agencies across the nation. However, women in the police force dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Jennifer’s guest including women who are making history. Chief Regina Price took an oath in the spring of 2016, becoming the first female police chief in Darby Township, Delaware County after a national search. Jennifer is also joined by the first mother-and-daughter police officers to serve on the Camden County police force, Officer Cynthia Melendez and her mother Lieutenant Linda Alicea. And, Gabrielle Camacho became the first female officer with a K-9 partner in Camden County and she and her partner Peyton join as well. “In Focus” is broadcast Saturdays from 6:30 AM and 11:30 AM on PHL17.