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Q&A with Law Enforcement Legal Advisor, Karen Kruger




CriminalJusticePrograms.com spoke with law enforcement legal advisor, Karen Kruger of Funk & Bolton. Kruger has worked as a prosecutor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Fresno, California. In Maryland, she joined the Attorney General's office and was later appointed as the legal advisor for the transportation authority police. Kruger is now a board member on the legal officers' section of the International Association of Police Chiefs and the author of the article, "Pregnancy and Policing: Are they Compatible?"

Below she talks about issues women in law enforcement may face, and what can be done to attract more women to the police force.

Q: How did you get started in law enforcement advising?

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