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Political Activists Vying To Bring More Women Into Law Enforcement











However, those who work in the field claim there's nothing to be afraid of. "First you have to take a civil service exam, which you have to pass with a 70 percent or higher before you then take a physical fitness test which is actually pretty easy," Pocatello P.D. training coordinator Sgt. Tim Dillon said. After the physical fitness test, applicants have to go through a series of medical and psychological exams. Once everything is successfully completed, the dept. performs background checks on the applicants. "The field is really only one percent physical," Dillon said. The other 99 percent, he said, is verbal. "We've done a pretty good job hiring women, but we're definitely disproportionate. There are a lot more men working here than women." Currently, there are only six women working at the Pocatello Police Dept., since it has been a struggle to get more women to apply. Officer Shannon Bloxham was one of two women recently hired on to the force, and she said in her test group of about 50 people, only five of them were women. Luckily, she said she doesn't get too many comments herself, but she knows other female officers who struggle with the daily comments from the civilians they come into contact with.
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New Mexico law enforcement to learn street survival tactics






They came up with a street survival class, teaching law enforcement life-saving tactics. During the class, officers watch lapel video, dash cam and act out scenarios. They talk about situations that have really happened in New Mexico, and learn how to better deal with the situation. Jim McGrane, the program's founder and Deputy McGrane's father, told Action 7 News the 2014 class is the largest they've ever seen. He's not sure why there are so many people registered, but he said it's important they take the class especially with all of the recent officer-involved shootings. He mentioned the North Valley shooting that injured several Albuquerque police officers and seriously hurt a BCSO deputy. Jim McGrane said every time he hears of an officer-involved shooting, he thinks about his son and feels the same concern he felt back in 2006. When asked if there was anything else he'd like to include, McGrane said that the community needs to get behind and support law enforcement more.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico-law-enforcement-to-learn-street-survival-tactics/25150162



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