Administratively and academically, evaluating officers’ performance has been typically completed using simplified metrics such as the number of arrests made. Although these metrics fail to capture important nuanced details about officers’ contributions, they have been used to compare female officers to male officers. Notwithstanding demonstrated similarities in outcomes, evidence suggests that women perform some policing functions in entirely different ways than men. Considering policing efforts under a best possible outcome framework provides a way to better understand uniquely beneficial ways in which women may contribute to policing in a variety of roles and assignments.
In this webinar, attendees will:
- Explore differences in the way female officers perform key policing functions;
- Consider a best possible outcome model for performance evaluation in policing;
- Consider female officers’ unique value under a best possible outcome framework; and
- Discuss valuable contributions that female officers make in specialized assignments and the barriers limiting the number of women contributing in these ways.