Lincoln Police Department Signs Pledge to Increase Women on Force

March 25, 2021, 3 p.m. ·

Acting Assistant Lincoln Police Chief Michon Morrow. (Photo from Facebook Live screenshot)

The Lincoln Police Department has signed a pledge that’s part of a national initiative to increase the number of women in law enforcement. The “30 By 30” pledge has a goal of ensuring 30% of police recruit classes are made up of females by 2030. LPD is one of only 36 police agencies nationwide that have signed the pledge. Acting Assistant Chief Michon Morrow is leading the effort in Lincoln.

“Currently, women make up only 12% of our law enforcement and only 3% in the executive ranks in the U.S.,” Morrow said. “This under-representation of women in policing significantly impacts our ability to serve our communities.”

LPD will look for ways to encourage more women to pursue law enforcement careers, including recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion strategies. Currently, 17% of the Lincoln Police Department’s force is made up of women.