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State DEC hopes to bring more women to law enforcement

WNYT Staff
Created: May 06, 2022 07:39 PM

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is taking the 30 x 30 pledge in hopes of bringing more women to law enforcement.

The DEC employs hundreds of Environmental Conservation police officers and forest rangers.

The goal of the pledge is for women to make up 30% of that force by 2030. Right now it's approximately 10%.

Forest Ranger Lieutenant Megan Lapierre says when she first started, she compared herself to the men on the job, but not anymore.

Learn about what she says changed her perspective by watching the video.

DIGITAL EXTRA: Forest Ranger Lieutenant Megan Lapierre on her favorite part of the job


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