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Women in the Line of Duty

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Women who choose a policing career with MPD are taking on one of the most significant and satisfying roles they may ever experience — on our force and in the community. Yet, as a police department, we realize that this role can come with issues that relate specifically to them as women — real issues that go beyond the myths of females in policing roles. That’s why MPD strives to ensure we provide an environment where all individuals are equally supported and treated with the utmost professionalism.

We consider everyone on our force a unique asset, because each one brings a unique set of skills to the role of policing, including the way they interact with citizens of the community. However, through our officer recruitment process, MPD has learned that women considering a career with us have questions about a variety of issues, such as: who will take care of their children during the workday; what their work shifts will be; whether or not they have the physical ability to fully perform the job; and how it will be to work with men on the force. One thing we can assure you at MPD is that you will experience a great sense of work/life balance, and achieve many personal and professional rewards that come with a policing career.

We know how important it is for the Department to support your needs. MPD also realizes that you may have concerns about working in a male-dominated profession, learning to shoot a gun and other law enforcement workplace scenarios.

We are dedicated to assisting you in whatever way we can to help you make a real and meaningful contribution to the community we serve — all while earning an excellent salary, comprehensive health and life insurance benefits and a sufficient amount of time off that will make this job even more worthwile.