Women police officers well-mannered: survey

Women police officers well-mannered: survey
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Women Police Officers Well-Mannered: Survey. At a recent conference held in Guwahati, a research material on acceptance of women police in society, gave an insight to the alarming reality.

Excerpts from the paper submitted by Aruna Bahuguna IPS, Director, National Police Academy

In an opinion survey on women police behaviour, 74.9 per cent respondents felt that women were well-mannered, well-behaved and polite. Two per cent felt that women police officers were cruel, three per cent said they were inefficient and three per cent said women were corrupt.

At a recent conference held in Guwahati, a research material on acceptance of women police in society, gave an insight to the alarming reality. The research material was submitted by Aruna Bahuguna, IPS, director, National Police Academy. The material had details of a survey that was conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, UP and New Delhi.

In an opinion survey on women police behaviour, 74.9 per cent respondents felt that women were well-mannered, well-behaved and polite. Two per cent felt that women police officers were cruel, three per cent said they were inefficient and three per cent said women were corrupt. The respondent characteristics to the survey consisted of 50.6 per cent male and 43 per cent women.

Some 14.3 per cent of the respondents did not prefer marrying a woman police officer. On recruitment of women police officers, 77.9 per cent of the respondents felt there should be equal gender representation.

About 38 per cent of the respondents felt that women police officers should work in Maoist areas but 48 per cent felt the location was not safe for women police officers.

On the behaviour of women police officers, 6.7 per cent of the respondents felt they were rude, 50 per cent accepted them to be helpful and 28 per cent as polite.

On a question whether print and electronic media highlighted the positive aspects of women police officers, more than 64.5 per cent said yes and 33.5 per cent felt they were not portrayed in positive light.

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