Benefits and Burdens of Diversity in Policing: Lesbian and Gay Officers Share Perceptions
Building on race- and sex-based research about law enforcement as a workplaces, this exploratory study seeks to determine the level of workplace integration that lesbian and gay officers perceive. Based on survey data from sixty-six police officers, this research will highlight the political, cultural, and institutional barriers that make diversity in policing more challenging. Public policy and administrative alternatives will be considered as mechanisms to address these barriers.
Keywords: Police, Diversity, LGBT, Employment Policy
Dr. Roddrick Colvin
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Management
Dr. Colvin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University (Bloomington), a Master of Public Administration from Seattle University, and a Ph.D. from the University at Albany (New York).