NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (970 WFLA) – More women are joining law enforcement in Pasco County, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Pasco County Sheriff's office said it has 14 women working in the forensics department, led by a male chief. Even though law enforcement is statistically more male dominated, they said they are seeing a shift and an increase in female applicants.
Law enforcement is typically dominated by men, sheriff’s officials said, but according to the FBI's most recent statistics, only 11.9% of officers nationwide in 2012 were women. They say more women are finding jobs and filling classrooms to pursue this field and it's being called the "CSI-effect." At the PCSO, they say they are definitely seeing this effect at work.