Women in Federal Law Enforcement
This week Air Force Office of Special Investigations lost four special agents in the suicide bombing near Bagram Airfield in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on December 21, 2015. Special Agents Adrianna Vorderbruggen, Michael Cino, Peter Taub, and Chester McBride were all killed in the line of duty. In addition, Special Agent Jonathan Jackson was wounded in the bombing. All were conducting a patrol as part of an investigation when the bomber drove a motorcycle into them and detonated an explosive device. Also killed was NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm who was on active duty with the Air National Guard.
SA Vorderbruggen becomes the twentieth woman killed in the line of duty in the federal sector. She leaves behind a wife Heather and a son. SA Vorderbruggen spent years working to repeal the ”Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy which is changing the culture of the military.
Many of us use this time of the year to reconnect and spend time with our families. Please try to find a moment to think about or say a prayer for the families left behind and of our law enforcement brothers and sisters at AFOSI.
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Dec 15 2015, Executive Order Strengthening the Senior Executive Service
1. Recruitment, hiring, retention and development goals
2. President's Management Council to advice OPM
PMC subcommittee to review and recommend improvements
3. OPM, OMB, PMC review, revise spending on Awards
Heads of agencies limit aggregate spending on Awards
Submit plan to increase number of SES members rotating
Plan succession management
The VEOHRC report is believed to be one of the largest workplace sexual harassment studies ever conducted anywhere in the world; almost 5000 employees were interviewed. It found widespread discrimination, sexual harassment and even rape. Gay and lesbian members of the police were also victims.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-editorial/victoria-police-must-end-abuse-of-women-in-the-force-20151210-glkjx9.html
Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour in Victoria Police Phase One Report 2015 (PDF, 3.64MB)
WIFLE Strategic Plan, Vision and Mission, 2016 PDF
Every job in the U.S. military will be open for women to vie for and serve in — including in the elite special operations forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday.
“There will be no exceptions,” Carter said, ending months of speculation that some combat units, especially in the Marine Corps, would continue to bar women from their ranks.
This is what we have been saying! "...it seems clear that adding more women to law enforcement will protect lives by lessening violence and increasing trust."
And the same view in the UK! "...Police forces must recruit more female officers to tackle the "changing face of crime."
Women earn 33% less than men globally, the report noted, and fill only 19% of company board seats globally. Women are also less well-educated. Two-thirds of the 774 million illiterate adults worldwide are female.
United States Capitol Police
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a federal law enforcement agency in the Legislative Branch of Government.
Our mission is “To protect Congress, its legislative processes, Members, employees, visitors and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism.”
Our agency is charged with protecting life and property, preventing, detecting and investigating criminal acts: enforcing traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional building.
We serve these individuals throughout the entire United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia.
As “America’s Police Department”, USCP employs approximately 2000 sworn and civilian personnel that provide a full range of security and law enforcement services to the Congressional community.
We are seeking positive thinking, courteous, and self-confident individuals for entry-level police officer
positions which offer competitive salaries; comprehensive benefits and extensive professional development and training.
As a United States Capitol Police (USCP) Officer, you will perform a full range of rewarding police duties and responsibilities which include:
Upon successful completion of training, probation, time in grade and completion of all experience requirements,
future competitive promotions may be available to become a higher rank or officer within a specialized area such as;
Patrol Division, K-9, Containment Emergency Response Team (CERT), Dignitary Protection (DPD), Intelligence (INTEL), Hazardous Material Response Team (HMRT), Threats and/or other positions within the agency.
Applicants may review and apply for this position through the Office of Personnel Management's website at www.USAJobs.gov This vacancy will be open until 22 November, 2015.
Do you have what it takes to become a part of “America’s Police Department”?
Learn more about the Police Officer position requirements, benefits, salary, and hiring process at our website! http://www.uscapitolpolice.gov/ or https://www.usajobs.gov/
James E. Blassingame Sr.
Recruitment Programs Manager
United States Capitol Police
(202) 593-3422 Office
(202) 369-3280 Cell
"Join Our Team"
Released October 2015: FBI Report, In the Line of Duty, Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted 2014
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