Santa Ana PD vows to significantly increase number of female sworn officers


The Santa Ana Police Department is Orange County’s first law enforcement agency to join a nationwide pledge to have 30 percent of its sworn officers be female by 2030. Santa Ana Police Department’s recent commitment to the 30X30 Initiative to advance women in policing is significant historically and numerically, officials say, because the department’s existing 34 female officers make up less than 10 percent of the 355-member force. Nationwide, says Santa Ana Police Sgt. Maria Lopez, just 12 percent of sworn officers are female, and just 3 percent are in leadership roles. The 30×30 Initiative, founded in 2018 by former…

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