Metro for women?
Posted Monday, March 2, 2009 at 7:49 PM
I've carefully studied the women's recruiting section of this site, as well as listened to the podcasts and the interviews with female officers at Metro. I still can't help but be concerned, however, about how the perception of female officers would impact me, if I were hired. Being able to do 19 push-ups is one thing (and I'm worried about that too) but being on your own in a black and white is another.
I'm wondering if any female Metro officers can talk about their experiences on the beat, and how they overcame issues about size, strength and perceptions of female officers...
If I said I wasn't more than a little scared, I'd be lying. I just hope admitting that fear doesn't disqualify women who are thinking about trying for Metro from consideration.