This series is to answer the objections that people have to support the unBiblical and ungodly notion that it is acceptable for women to be in the military and police force. This series is, in fact, the first chapter of my new and upcoming book.
7. What about in regards to a woman being searched? Only a woman should be searching a woman if she is being arrested.
This is a question that gets brought up to me often about “needing” female police officers on the street. There are two options that I will talk about that will settle this question. The first is what has been going on for some time now. The men who are on the street search the women. The second option is to outsource this job to civilian employees.
According to some statistics, women make up about 13% of the nation’s police force. Due to the fact that there are not as many women as there are men means that there are some times and circumstances where no female officer is available to come and search a woman if she is being arrested. There were many times where I was not available to come and assist another officer who was calling for a female officer. There were times where none was available in the entire city (5 different precincts). How much more so would a female officer be unavailable or none working in the smaller departments nationwide.
Why do I mention the lack of female officers? The men get the job done and the vast majority of the time, they get it done professionally. We will always lack females because most women do not want that kind of job. But people can’t accept this reality. You see, what usually happens is there will be a minimum of two male officers at the scene to search the female suspect. One to search and the other as accountability to ensure nothing gets out of hand. Some departments will require a supervisor to come to the scene and supervise. Most police departments nowadays have cameras connected to the patrol vehicles, as well. The officers will bring the suspects in front of the camera to have further proof that nothing inappropriate occurred. Clearly, there isn’t really a ‘need’ for policewomen, doing a man’s job.
The second option as mentioned above is to outsource the job to civilians. I know of a group of community volunteers who drive around following police officers to domestic violence scenes. These volunteers assist the victims of domestic violence and support them through the court process. The same idea can be applied regarding female civilians who drive around and are available to search female suspects when needed. This actually would be the better option if one is extremely worried about officer mal-conduct. This option would ensure that there is always a female citizen available to assist to search female suspects.
The objection that women are essential to the police force is false. The men get the job done very well. The areas where it seems that female officers are vital can be outsourced to civilians. There is no excuse; so why are we sending our daughters into combat like a bunch of pagans and misogynists? Policewomen are never ‘needed’ in society.
For more in this series:
Answering Objections #1
Answering Objections #2
Answering Objections #3
Answering Objections #4
Answering Objections #5
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