Nashville abandons physical ability test to hire more female police officers

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has ditched its physical ability test and implemented lactation rooms as part of a greater effort to bring on more female police officers.

“It’s a male-dominated profession, so women are afraid to take that step, maybe thinking that they’re not able to do it, but you can do it if you have that right mindset,” one police trainee said in a now-viral video by WSMV4.

Hiring a 30% female police force is a goal of the department, and Commander Tiffany Gibson, the first female director of training, said she believes that mark is attainable due to changes made to attract female recruits.

BREAKING: Nashville Police Department drops ability test requirement in order to increase its female force from 13% to 30%

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