Are female police officers accepted by the male counterparts?
AnswerFor the past twenty years, police departments have been required to hire people without regard to race or gender.
Barbara Raffel Price states in her article titled FEMALE POLICE OFFICERS IN THE UNITED STATE, "In policing, gender integration and the opportunity for women to participate in forming police policy has been strongly resisted. Acceptance by their male peers has yet to occur. Women receive, at best, a cool reception from male officers and, at worst, a hostile reception. In spite of this, there has been a steady growth in the number of women entering police work."