Thanks to women like Beth Green, barriers are falling down for female officers.
It hasn’t always been an easy road, though.
"The department I came from, the Warr Acres Police Department, I was the fifth female in the history of the department," Green said. "It was a big, kind of, shock, if you will, to the community. So there was a lot that I had to deal with and overcome at that time."
But now, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is comprised of 60 percent women.
While overcoming adversity can be a tough addition to the everyday struggles working in the force, it’s something Green says is worth the fight.
"It was a calling for me, and it's something that I'm proud of, and I've enjoyed it and been very fulfilled," she said.
The main reason she sticks with the job isn’t just about her love of law enforcement. In fact, it’s about helping others and proving to young women that they can do anything.
"At the end of the day, obviously, I'm in this to help people," Green said.
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