When you don’t earn a promotion that you feel you deserve, expect to feel surprise, anger, confusion, frustration, hurt, and disappointment. It seems unfair to be passed over when you have proven you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities. While the door didn’t open this time, it doesn’t mean all doors are closed forever. Your hard work and dedication will pay dividends, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but when the time is right.
By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety
What are some of the major impediments keeping female law enforcement officers from advancing to high-ranking positions? How can agencies help their female officers develop leaderships skills along with the personal confidence required to take on such supervisory roles?