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Women in Policing in the Federal Republic of Germany

Friedrich Schwindt

Abstract
Germany has taken significant steps to make certain that the state and national law
enforcement agencies have female police personnel assigned to all ranks and
responsibilities. Although there were initial challenges, Germany can be called a
remarkable success in establishing protocols and legislation to promote the hiring of not
only females, but members of all minority and ethnic groups, into government and
criminal justice agencies. The history of these noteworthy developments will be
thoroughly outlined.

Keywords: Women in policing; Germany; affirmative action