We’ve joined the 30×30 Initiative.

The 30×30 Initiative aims to advance women in policing by increasing women recruits to 30% by the year 2030.


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We took the pledge.

We took the 30×30 pledge and are devoted to having a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strive to retain and recruit diverse personnel that are well informed, service-oriented, and embrace the ideals of integrity and honor.

What is the 30×30 Initiative?

The 30×30 Initiative is a nationwide “initiative to advance the representation and experience of women in policing agencies across the United States.”

30×30’s ultimate goal is to “increase the representation of women in police recruit classes to 30% by 2030, and to ensure police policies and culture intentionally support the success of qualified women officers throughout their careers.”

Women in the Suffolk Police Department Honor Guard.
SPD women officers with a little girl posing for a photo.

Here are Some Ways Women Influence Law Enforcement, According to 30×30

Research suggests that women officers:

  • Use less force and less excessive force
  • Are named in fewer complaints and lawsuits
  • Are perceived by communities as being more honest and compassionate
  • See better outcomes for crime victims, especially in sexual assault cases
  • Make fewer discretionary arrests, especially of non-white residents

Why 30×30?

Currently, women make up only 12% of sworn officers and 3% of police leadership in the United States. At Suffolk Police Department, we are proud to say that women make up 21% of sworn officers and 18% of leadership on our team in 2023.

We want to be part of the solution to ensure our policies and culture support the success of qualified women officers throughout their careers.

Two female SPD officers in uniform at Peanut Fest.
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For more information about the 30×30 Initiative, please visit their website at https://30x30initiative.org.

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