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Holding the Line on Police Fitness Tests Even Though Fewer Women Pass Than Men
Colleen O'Dea | December 10, 2019
Senate committee learns women recruits are having a harder time than men, but female and male police officers argue against lowering the bar
"Megan Flanagan, a Detective in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and President of New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement, said she thinks officials do not make the physical requirements clear enough prior to a recruit’s enrolling in an academy. She also said New Jersey lags behind other states in employing female officers — ranking 33rd, with women accounting for about 9.7% of the ranks. Still, she does not support watering down requirements for women."
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