Women in Policing

The Irving Police Department offers outstanding career opportunities for women, thanks to a training program that uses the most advanced technology and equipment.

With its strong emphasis on teamwork, two-way communication, productive problem-solving and job security, law enforcement is a fulfilling profession for thousands of women across the country.

Female officers have been serving with the Irving Police Department since 1974. Read some of their stories of dedication, honor and compassion.
  1. Kathedra Franklin
  2. Nicholle Rentschler
Kathedra FranklinOfficer Kathedra Franklin was hired in 2006. She chose a career in law enforcement because she wanted a challenging career where every day would provide a variety of experiences. Because she thrives on change, she also wanted a career which would be completely different from working in an office environment. Officer James' career in law enforcement has given her an exciting opportunity to learn something new every day.

She says, “I love being a police officer because nothing is the same.” She says she also enjoys the opportunity to work in different divisions within the department. Franklin says, “I love having a career now instead of just a job.”