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The Sweet Home Police Department has moved from a ‘law enforcement’ model of policing to a ‘service-delivery’ model known as community policing. Community policing emphasizes working in cooperation with community members to solve crime and livability issues. This model of policing requires that officers be skilled in mediation, organizing, and mobilizing the community, de-escalating violence, and coordinating services with other governmental agencies.

Police experts nationwide have long held that increasing the number of female officers is vital to the success of community policing goals.  Women can perform all facets of policing as well as their male counterparts, and they also have a natural ability to verbally de-escalate volatile situations.

Young women and second career women alike find that police work combines diverse challenges, good pay and benefits, and the strong appeal of community involvement.

Join the ranks of the many women who have successfully entered careers that provide them with financial independence. For more information, please visit the various links provided.


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