Derby Kansas

Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:56 AM | Anonymous

Nearly 25% of Derby police officers are women.

The Derby Police Department has a growing number of female officers and they say the stereotypes of working in a male-dominated field doesn't scare them. 

47 officers make up the department and 11 of them are female. That number is is nearly double the national average for female officers in a single agency according to a 2017 FBI report. 

"The city has gotten used to seeing female officers," said Lt. Karensa Schiffel. "So, that has kind of changed over the years."

Lt. Schiffel has been working for the department for nearly 13 years and made history in 2016.

"I am in the rank of leutinant and I am the first female to reach this rank in the department's history," Lt. Schieffel said. 

Those growing statistics aren't only at the police station, though. 

The two school resouce officers at Derby High School are also female. 

Video and article here.


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