Police academy attracts more women

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Norway’s state police academy (Politihøgskolen) has seen a slight decline in its total number of applicants, but is proud that fully 48 percent of them are women. That’s the highest share ever recorded.

“We are glad that the share of women applicants is so high,” Ann-Lisbeth Framaas, division leader for academy recruitment, told news bureau NTB. She noted that the police academy has traditionally been male-dominated, “but in recent years we’ve seen that a police education is attracting more and more women.”

A total of 4,706 men and women have applied for admission to the police academy for entry this fall. That’s down by 168 from last year.

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  • John Palmer

    Women are more inclined to negotiate than to immediately use force. More women mark a step in the right direction.