PRECINCT 444 Podcast

A Podcast of The National Law Enforcement Museum

Breaking the Blue Ceiling, Part 3


On the third and final installment of Breaking the Blue Ceiling, the discussion wraps up with topics surrounding why law enforcement is often and wrongly described as a “man’s job”, the importance of recruitment and retention of women in law enforcement, and when would be the best time for women to enter the law enforcement profession (spoiler alert: it’s now!).

As part of Women’s History Month, we hope you enjoyed this look back at Breaking the Blue Ceiling and will listen to parts 1 and 2, if you haven’t already. Be sure to look at the Women’s History Month Special, featuring Suzanne Beam and Lisa Somers, retired law enforcement professionals and active volunteers at the National Law Enforcement Museum. Thanks for listening and for supporting Precinct 444!

For career resources, please visit the original program page for this event, found here.

  • Director Regina Lombardo, Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • James Dinkins, President, Thomson Reuters Special Services
  • Chief Melissa R. Hyatt, Baltimore County Police, Maryland
  • Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania
  • Lynda Williams, National President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • Chief Kristen Ziman, Aurora Police Department, Illinois