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Program seeks women for law enforcement career

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A training program is aimed at getting more women on the police force in the state.

Vermont Works for Women is launching the Step Up to Law Enforcement Program.

It's a nine-week intensive training designed to get women ready to enter the police academy or jump into an entry-level law enforcement job.

The group's executive director Tiffany Bluemle says there's a need for this kind of push, with the retirement of many women officers recruited in the 70s and 80s.

Women will prepare for the physical parts of the exam, learn how to shoot properly and meet mentors already working in the field.

The program starts April 16 and runs through June.

For more information, call 1-800-639-1472 or visit http://vtworksforwomen.org/sule/

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