Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Perspectives of Women in Policing
Through a partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) set out to better understand the backgrounds, experiences, and challenges of women in policing. CJI conducted several one-on-on interviews with women leaders in the department and distributed a survey to women across all ranks. Key takeaways from this effort can be found in CJI’s report, “Learning from Leadership: Perspectives of Women Leaders at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department,” and accompanying chartbook, “Perspectives from Women in the Field: Results from a Survey of Officers at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.”
CJI is partnering with The Policing Project at the NYU School of Law to further the 30×30 Initiative, which seeks to advance women in policing. CJI collaborates with the 30×30 team to design and implement technical assistance and related resources that support agencies participating in the 30×30 Pledge. This work includes identifying existing resources, soliciting feedback from participating agencies and other police professionals, and leverages the insights gained to inform a long-term strategy for meeting the needs of agencies looking to better support women in law enforcement. The resulting materials and assistance serve to address issues related to recruitment, hiring, and retention, as well as enhance agency culture.