#GAReads | Federal law enforcement has a woman problem

by Gerald L. Nino, CBP, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

by Gerald L. Nino, CBP, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"Federal law enforcement has a woman problem":

Despite expanding rapidly over the past two decades, federal law enforcement agencies remain almost as male-dominated as they were during the Clinton administration, according to a new POLITICO survey — the first to assess the gender gap in federal law enforcement in nearly a decade. In 1996, women held about 14 percent of the country’s federal law enforcement jobs; today, women represent just 15 percent. At this rate, it will be 700 years before women hold half of these jobs.

Read Amanda Ripley's full article at Politico here…