Photo/Story Gallery 2004

Advancing Women’s Leadership in Law Enforcement

Trooper Thompson, Lt. Hunter-Sellers, Capt. Perkins, Lt. Harris, and Sgt. BagnardiCapt. Perkins receiving the Breaking the Glass Ceiling AwardThe National Center for Women & Policing’s 9th Annual Leadership training conference was held in Boca Raton April 27-April 30, 2004. The Florida Highway Patrol had five representatives present, including Captain Linda Perkins, Lt. Urana Harris, Lt. Lisa Hunter- Sellers, Sgt. Kelly Bagnardi and Tpr. Charlotte Thompson.

Pictured left (L to R) ,Trooper Charlotte Thompson, Lt. Lisa Hunter-Sellers, Captain Linda Perkins, Lt. Urana Harris, and Sgt. Kelly Bagnardi and right, Captain Perkins receives the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award from the National Center for Women & Policing.

Through this challenging leadership program, participants explored how women leaders could use their vision and influence to increase the numbers of women in law enforcement and make significant reforms in their Departments. It was an opportunity to promote the positive impact greater numbers of women make on the culture, operations and efficiency of law enforcement. It provided a rare opportunity to mentor, to be mentored, and take advantage of networking with a variety of women police leaders.

The National Center for Women & Policing presented an outstanding agenda and recognized the significant contributions that women bring to law enforcement. Captain Linda Perkins was among twenty other law enforcement women leaders who were recognized and received the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” award.