Women Remain Underrepresented in LAPD’s Higher Ranks


Women remain underrepresented among the higher ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department, according to an LAPD report discussed Tuesday at the Board of Police Commissioners meeting.

Female officers accounted for over one fifth of the 770 promotions since 2018, exceeding the 18% mark of female officers in the department.

But just 13.1% of captains and commanders in the LAPD are women, down from 18.9% last year. The percentage of women in the department overall has remained around 18% since 2018, according to the LAPD’s data.



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