Newly Formed Dallas Police Women’s Association Looks To Change PD Culture

DALLAS — Almost 10 years ago, what first began as an informal group of female Dallas police officers has now become the newest official union in the city. 

Officer Jennifer Atherton is the president of the newly formed Dallas Police Women’s Association, CBS Texas reported.  

Atherton said a line from the movie “The Heat” about “it’s hard being a woman in law enforcement” hit home with them. The lack of representation for female officers, according to Atherton, made some believe their voices were not being heard or taken seriously, prompting the formation of the group. 

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