Secretary Janet Napolitano has run the Department of Homeland Security for four years, cities across the country put their faith in female chiefs of police, and women have been serving and sacrificing in our military for many years. We are nowhere near parity in law enforcement and security, but this appointment reminds us all that doors are now open to women.
We look forward to seeing more women in both the ranks and the leadership at law enforcement and security agencies of all kinds. A barrier has been broken, thanks to President Obama. This is good for the country.”
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