Nashville Police Try To Increase Women Recruits By Lowering Standards

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The Metro Nashville Police Department wants more women cops.

In fact, it wants its police force to be nearly a third female.

To reach this goal, the department is now lowering its physical and eligibility requirements.

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Nashville Police: Making Changes to Accommodate More Women

Nashville Metro Police are making changes to get more women on the force.

Something some might call a ‘Diversity, Equity, Inclusion’ move, more commonly referred to as DEI.

WSMF 4 reports, “Women made up 11% of the MNPD in 2023, according to Commander Tiffany Gibson, metro’s first female director of training with the Metro Police Department Training Academy.”

“As of February 2024, Commander Gibson said MNPD numbers showed women made up 13% of metro’s total police force, edging closer to the 30% goal,” the story noted.

The story continued (emphasis added):

Lactation rooms for nursing moms, more flexible schedules and physical test modifications are among the changes MNPD made to help attract new recruits, especially women. That’s in addition to their already paid maternity leave and sick time, according to Commander Gibson…

All the changes are to help attract MNPD trainees like Kaitlyn Dalena.

“It’s a male dominated profession,” said Dalena, “So women are scared to take that step maybe thinking that they’re not able to do it, but you can do it if you have that right mindset.”

Dalena is one of four women in her Police Training Academy class set to graduate in April. Both she and new officers like Emma Long say they hope the changes lead to more women joining them on patrols and beyond.

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DEI Lowers Standards

It’s good to have more women in most fields including law enforcement.

But should the standards be lowered? What else could “physical test modification mean?”

It’s one thing to appreciate and promote diversity.

It’s quite another to possibly lower the quality of the services provided – especially concerning something as important as police work.

And if this is happening in Nashville, Tennessee, imagine what could be happening in blue states like California?

The left used to scream ‘defund the police.’ Now it seems they just want to diminish them.

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