Lehigh’s University Police Department signed on to the 30x30 Pledge, which confirms a commitment to improving the representation and experiences of women in law enforcement.
According to the 30x30 Initiative, women currently comprise only 12% of sworn officers and 3% of police leadership in the U.S. The initiative aims to raise the percentage of women officers to 30% by 2030.
Chief of Police Jason Schiffer said: “Women provide an integral perspective in law enforcement and it’s important that we focus on recruiting and retaining women officers throughout their careers. Through this pledge, we underscore our commitment to increasing the representation of women in our department, and ultimately across law enforcement.”
By signing the pledge, law enforcement agencies commit to taking measures to increase the representation of women in all ranks of law enforcement; ensuring that policies and procedures are free of all bias; promoting equitable hiring, retention and promotion of women officers; and ensuring their culture is inclusive, respectful, and supportive of women in all ranks and roles of law enforcement.
Learn more about the 30x30 Initiative.