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Why There Are More Men Than Women Bama State Troopers

Updated on May 25, 2018
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Kenneth is a rural citizen of Hamilton, Ala., and has begun to observe life and certain things and people helping him to write about them.

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to share with you, all of the beautiful and interesting things that we have in the State of Alabama. Have you been there? Well, I can tell you all about what we have in this great state and just to prove to you that I know my stuff when it comes to Alabama, the Heart of Dixie, no matter where you enter our state, you can always find the people there with a warm, friendly smile and being helpful if you only ask them. Hospitality is the name of our game.

Okay. In Alabama you can find the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where the NCAA College Football National Champs (the Crimson Tide) play in Bryant-Denny Stadium, Talladega has the World-Famous Talladega 500, where NASCAR champions like the late Dale Earnhardt, his son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Neil Bonnet, and Jimmy Johnson drive at speeds of almost 205 miles per hour and I know that this list is far from complete, but God blessed us with an abundance of beautiful wooded areas, lakes, rivers, and the finest fishing spots anywhere in the mid-south.

I know that this may be stretching things a bit, but I give you my word . . .you can stand in anywhere you want in the great State of Alabama and see beauty in the mountains, wildlife, and even the Alabama State Parks System where you can stay overnight in a cabin or sleep out underneath the stars in your tent or RV. Now I ask you: would you say that there is nothing lacking in our fine state?

I would. Inasmuch as I have told you many of the beautiful and interesting things we have to enjoy in Bama, (as some yokels say), but sadly, there is one thing that I wish we had beginning tomorrow when God sends another sunrise. Would you like to know what I am about to reveal the ONE thing that Alabama doesn't have enough of? Here is your answer: Female State Troopers. That's right. We do NOT have anywhere near the amount of female troopers that say, Texas, Nevada, and Kentucky has. And oh, how I wish that I knew w

This picture could be an Alabama State Trooper.
This picture could be an Alabama State Trooper. | Source

Would The Problem

be with budgeting problems or lack thereof with our Dept. of Public Safety, the department that oversees the Alabama State Troopers? I don't know. But what I do know is that each time that another graduating class of Troopers is getting ready to keep our highways safe, one-hundred percent of these classes are MEN. Male Troopers. Are you surprised? I'm not.

It's enough to pull your hair out and grind your teeth together to face the cold fact that your beloved state where you were born and raised (and still resides in that very state) and still, the newest to the most-seasoned Alabama State Troopers are rolling our highways and Interstates doing their very best to keep the traffic flowing safely and keeping accidents to a bare minimum.

The problem? Again, I am here to tell you that it is the Males who don the Trooper uniform each shift and do their best to uphold not only the treasured motto's of the Troopers as well as the personal comrade that is seen on and off of the job. And still, the job is still about (mostly) the Males who are making up the rank and file of the Alabama State Troopers. Facts are facts. And this makes me very sad.

When This Hub First

started, I thought going in that I might infuse a moderate amount of light-hearted comedy and thus giving this piece a whimsical tone--to take the place of a stuffy, by-the-numbers style of writing. I had been told years ago, to write in much the way that I talk, so that was my original idea. But with the comical side of this topic, there would be "that" established part of society who would take me and the topic to task and to simply find out why I was writing comedy into a serious subject and I was not up to fielding those serious questions. Not right now with my health not running 100%.


And What Might Those

comical conjectures be--concerning the light side of being an Alabama State Trooper? Here are a few examples:

  • Suggesting to completely-realign the State Trooper Division of the Dept. of Public Safety by going all out by recruiting as many gorgeous females as possible and send them to "boot camp," but the type of boot camp that trains the U.S. Navy SEALs and when these women graduate, they will wear flashy and interesting uniforms that best befit a "Tool of Justice and Peace" by using their sharpened-understanding of the areas to which they are assigned, thus making their areas of patrolling much safer and in the end, a lot safer for the Trooper and its citizens.
  • Females would not be asked to use their female wares to gain influential friends to further help their new way of being an Alabama State Trooper.
  • No more same ol', same ol' uniforms. But the Female State Troopers would be given a fashionable cap, not a Smokey Bear hat. I think that the public will applaud this change.

These three examples were merely that: comical examples. No more. No less.

I for one, did a complete change of heart even while this hub was being written. No longer did I want to lead readers to think that "I" would be for such uniform changes that citizens in the State of Alabama would think these female Troopers to be working for a traveling carnival.

I wanted what you want: unbiased and unyielding promotion to not only seek, but promote every female who signs on to be the Trooper who rides her stretch of the interstate and can assure that the citizens of that area are safe . . .simply because she is there behind the wheel of a gray and blue Alabama State Trooper cruiser fitted with the latest in crime and traffic computerized access to the would-be bench warrant and bail jumpers and will be taken to jail by a well-trained female Trooper.

Recently, I did some digging and found out through a very confidential source (who was close to the subject) the main reason why the number of female entrants are "much lower" to the male candidates who are seeking places in the State Troopers.

The main reason, the confidential source said, "there is simply not enough females who are really wanting to apply to the Alabama State Troopers." Simple as that. Or should I say, simple and sadly as that.

May 25, 2018_______________________________________________________


Females make up a huge percentage of the State Troopers Divisions in every state but the State of Alabama.
Females make up a huge percentage of the State Troopers Divisions in every state but the State of Alabama. | Source

© 2018 Kenneth Avery

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Thank you kindly, Elijah. I appreciate your honesty. Please go in peace and seek peace on your pathway . . .

      and be sure to stop on occasion and just evolve.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      22 months ago from Washington DC

      I completely concur, brother Kenneth.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      @Elijah -- yes. You may be right and that is another type of trouble that I also hate, but in my years, I know that there is a lot of females who are much better than their counterparts, so maybe the system of hiring and placement could be changed to allow the more qualified to apply.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      22 months ago from Washington DC

      Kenneth,

      All of your reasons for wanting them is the very reason no policing force, State Troopers, Sheriffs, Police and/or Marshall even want mohair many girls, they want those they can easily condition to "shoot on sight" as https://www.brasscheck.com/video/training-cops-to-... show being done to Police forces.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, RoadMonkey -- while I agree with your comment and questions that need to be asked to the HR Departments as to why do more men apply for (a) State Trooper's position, in my case of the State of Alabama, I do not think (at this time) about the "macho" state of things, but all in all there are more male candidates ready to apply for trooper jobs than females.

      I wish things were different because a female (and I am Pro-Female by the way) is more suited for a State Trooper's job. She has quicker reflexes, she has natural leader abilities and patient.

      These are my reasons why more women should be hired in the State of Alabama.

      I just hope that someone near "this" situation can speak up.

      Thanks for your input and keep in touch with me.

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      RoadMonkey 

      22 months ago

      Usually those kinds of reasons are very closely tied up with equal opportunities, the organisation's culture and the regional culture. Ask yourself whether your sister or daughter would want to work there. Ask them the same question. Listen to their answers. Do they tie in with your thoughts? My father never wanted me to join the military. He never said at the time why this was. But being much older now, I think it was because he knew the macho culture in the military would have meant harassment, bullying and possibly worse. Now think about the job you mentioned and your sister's, daughter's thoughts on it. Does this tie in?

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Elijah -- thanks so much. I enjoyed presenting it. Peace.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      RoadMonkey -- well, that is what the source (closest to the topic) said. I even asked for them to elaborate, but said the same. Not enough women to apply. Rather than argue, I politely said thanks and went on. Thanks for the comment and write me soon.

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      RoadMonkey 

      22 months ago

      Not enough women want to apply? Maybe you should look to the reason or reasons WHY women don't want to apply for the job!

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      22 months ago from Washington DC

      I'm almost always for girls to arrest me than for boys, they are usually compassionate even if they have to be rough.

      I enjoyed reading it Old one.

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