The San Diego Police Department’s Childcare Solution

October 3, 2023

"Police organizational culture, both as an institution and in the values of individual officers, has focused on masculine and patriarchal functions, neglecting the needs of policewomen in the field (Shelley et al., 2011). Police officers who are women are often assessed on how well they can perform against their male counterparts (Agocs, 2015). Childcare—when agencies consider it at all—is often seen as solely a concern of women, and as a reason to limit their hiring, promotion, and retention."

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