The under-representation of women in policing undermines public safety.

Currently, women make up only 12% of sworn officers and 3% of police leadership in the U.S.

About 30×30

Research suggests that women officers

Use less force and less excessive force
Are named in fewer complaints and lawsuits
Are perceived by communities as being more honest and compassionate
See better outcomes for crime victims, especially in sexual assault cases
Make fewer discretionary arrests, especially of non-white residents

How we’re changing policing

The 30×30 Initiative is a coalition of police leaders, researchers, and professional organizations who have joined together to advance the representation and experiences of women in all ranks of policing across the United States.

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Agencies across the U.S. and Canada are signing the 30×30 Pledge

  • Alexandria (VA)
  • Allen Park (MI)
  • Alliance (NE)
  • American University (DC)
  • Anchorage (AK)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Arlington (MA)
  • Atlanta (GA)
  • Austin (TX)
  • Baltimore (MD)
  • Baltimore County (MD)
  • Bellevue (NE)
  • Beverly Hills (CA)
  • Bloomington (IL)
  • Bloomington (IN)
  • Boulder (CO)
  • Boynton Beach (FL)
  • Brooklyn Park (MN)
  • Burlington (VT)
  • CA DOJ Division of Medi-Cal Fraud/Elder Abuse (CA)
  • Cal State University (CA)
  • Carmel (IN)
  • Castle Rock (CO)
  • Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Charleston (SC)
  • Charlotte (NC)
  • Charlottesville (VA)
  • Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office (VA)
  • Cincinnati (OH)
  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • Clarke County Sheriff’s Office (GA)
  • Columbia (SC)
  • Dallas (TX)
  • Dallas College (TX)
  • Dane County Sheriff’s Office (WI)
  • Delta (CAN)
  • Denton (TX)
  • Denver (CO)
  • Des Moines (IA)
  • Durango (CO)
  • Durham (NC)
  • Elizabethtown (PA)
  • Elon (NC)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Evesham (NJ)
  • Fairfax (VA)
  • Fairfield (CA)
  • Fayetteville (NC)
  • Fitchburg (WI)
  • Forest Heights (MD)
  • Fort Morgan (CO)
  • Fort Wayne (IN)
  • Fort Worth (TX)
  • Foster City (CA)
  • Frederick (MD)
  • Fremont (CA)
  • Fresno (CA)
  • Garner (NC)
  • Gilbert (AZ)
  • Grand Junction (CO)
  • Grants Pass (OR)
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office (TX)
  • Hartford (CT)
  • Hatfield Township (PA)
  • Hazel Crest (IL)
  • Herndon (VA)
  • Illinois Department of Revenue (IL)
  • Illinois State Police (IL)
  • Indiana University (IN)
  • Indianapolis Metropolitan (IN)
  • Iowa Department of Public Safety (IA)
  • Jacksonville (AR)
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (KY)
  • Kansas City (MO)
  • Kearney (NE)
  • Kent (WA)
  • Lancaster (PA)
  • Las Vegas (NV)
  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Lincoln (NE)
  • Lodi (CA)
  • Long Beach (CA)
  • Los Angeles (CA)
  • Louisville Metro (KY)
  • Madison (WI)
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Marina (CA)
  • Marshalltown (IA)
  • Maryland-National Capital Park Police Prince George’s County (MD)
  • Massachusetts State Police (MA)
  • Memphis (TN)
  • Menlo Park (CA)
  • Meriden (CT)
  • Mesa (AZ)
  • Metro Harris County (TX)
  • Metropolitan Nashville (TN)
  • Miami (FL)
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Michigan State Police (MI)
  • Michigan State University Police and Public Safety (MI)
  • Middleton (WI)
  • Milford (CT)
  • Millersville University (PA)
  • Milwaukee (WI)
  • Minnesota State Patrol (MN)
  • New Bern (NC)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)
  • New Orleans (LA)
  • Newport News (VA)
  • New Smyrna Beach (FL)
  • New York City (NY)
  • New York State DEC Division of Forest Protection (NY)
  • New York State DEC Division of Law Enforcement (NY)
  • New York State Police (NY)
  • New York State University (NY)
  • New York State University at Alfred State College (NY)
  • New York State University at Buffalo State College (NY)
  • New York State University at Purchase College (NY)
  • New York State University at SUNY Brockport (NY)
  • New York State University at SUNY Canton (NY)
  • New York State University at SUNY Cobleskill (NY)
  • New York State University at SUNY Cortland (NY)
  • New York State University at SUNY Morrisville (NY)
  • New York State University at SUNY Plattsburgh (NY)
  • New York State University at University of Albany (NY)
  • New York State University at University of Buffalo (NY)
  • New York State University at Upstate Medical University (NY)
  • Noblesville (IN)
  • Normal (IL)
  • Northampton (MA)
  • North Dakota Highway Patrol (ND)
  • Northern Illinois University (IL)
  • North Las Vegas (NV)
  • North Palm Beach (FL)
  • Oakland (CA)
  • Orange County (FL)
  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • Orlando (FL)
  • Oswego (NY)
  • Overland Park (KS)
  • Penn State University Police and Public Safety (PA)
  • Peoria (IL)
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Portsmouth (VA)
  • Prince George’s County (MD)
  • Queen Creek (AZ)
  • Radford University (VA)
  • Rantoul (IL)
  • Redlands (CA)
  • Regina (CAN)
  • Regional Transportation District Police (CO)
  • Richmond (CA)
  • Riverview (MI)
  • Rockford (IL)
  • Rutgers University (NJ)
  • Saanich (CAN)
  • Sacramento (CA)
  • Saint Paul (MN)
  • Salina (KS)
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff (UT)
  • San Diego (CA)
  • San Francisco Sheriff’s Office (CA)
  • San Leandro (CA)
  • Santa Rosa (CA)
  • Saranac Lake (NY)
  • Sarpy County (NE)
  • Schenectady (NY)
  • Seattle (WA)
  • South Burlington (VT)
  • South Dakota Highway Patrol (SD)
  • South San Francisco (CA)
  • Sparks (NV)
  • Springfield (MO)
  • Stanford University Dept. of Public Safety (CA)
  • Suffolk (VA)
  • Suisun City (CA)
  • Tacoma (WA)
  • Takoma Park (MD)
  • Tempe (AZ)
  • Texas State University (TX)
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • United States Marshals Service
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Delaware (DE)
  • University of Illinois (IL)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (MS)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of North Texas (TX)
  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • University of Southern Maine (ME)
  • University of Texas at Houston (TX)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Urbandale (IA)
  • Vallejo (CA)
  • Vermont Dept. Fish & Wildlife (VT)
  • Vermont Dept. of Corrections (VT)
  • Vermont (State Police)
  • Virginia Beach (VA)
  • Virginia Division of Capitol Police (VA)
  • Waco (TX)
  • Warrenton (VA)
  • Washington Metropolitan Police Department (DC)
  • Washington State Patrol (WA)
  • Washington State University (WA)
  • Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (NV)
  • Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (MI)
  • Waterloo (IA)
  • Waukee (IA)
  • Westfield Center (OH)
  • West Hempfield Township (PA)
  • West Orange (NJ)
  • Wethersfield (CT)
  • Wichita (KS)
  • Yale University (CT)
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From the Field

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What Works

Explore the social science research behind the need for more women in policing

The 30×30 Initiative is built on decades of research that shows the unique benefits women officers bring to policing agencies.

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Updates

We’re working with partners across the country to support the success of women officers throughout their careers. See our latest updates.