Fargo Police Department commits to training and hiring more female officers

Courtesy: Fargo Police Department
Courtesy: Fargo Police Department

(Fargo, ND) -- The Fargo Police Department has signed a pledge to increase female officers.

The measure is called the 30x30 Initiative Pledge. It looks to improve representation and experiences of women in law enforcement, with a goal to increase the current 12% of sworn officers and 3% of police leadership that are women.

“Women in law enforcement have been underrepresented for many decades. The FPD is committed to ensuring our work environment supports the recruitment, development, and advancement of our female sworn officers,” said Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibolski. “We know that at its core, diversity brings value to community members. Adding more women in sworn positions will strengthen law enforcement and make us responsive to the diverse needs of our communities.”

Several other police departments across the country have also signed onto the 30x30 Initiative Pledge. You can learn more by clicking here