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How policewomen make communities safer | Ivonne Roman

Video Credit: TED - Duration: 05:51s - Published
How policewomen make communities safer | Ivonne Roman

How policewomen make communities safer | Ivonne Roman

Less than 13 percent of police officers in the United States are women -- despite their proven effectiveness in diffusing violent situations and reducing the use of force.

Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a police officer and chief, TED Fellow Ivonne Roman shares how a simple change to police academy physical fitness tests could help build a more balanced force that benefits communities and officers alike.


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