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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Hundreds of female officers gathered in Fort Worth for the Women in Law Enforcement conference. The three-day intense training provided during the conference gives women an opportunity to learn from top women leaders in law enforcement.

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“I’m actually the first female deputy ever for my department,” said Tera Titus, a deputy sheriff who drove 8 hours from Kansas to attend the conference.

In a male dominated profession, police departments from across the country are working to get more women on the force, and Fort Worth is one of them.

More than 200 female officers with different backgrounds and different uniforms, but all are honored to wear the badge are attending this year.

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“Promoting women in the department is important, we want strong women,” says Kimberlee Crain of the Lubbock Police Department.

Fort Worth police say they noticed a decrease number of female officers in the department from 2013 to 2015 in comparison to men. They’ve aggressively recruited women to reverse that, right now they have 25 women going through training.

“We do have a very hard job right now, we are dealing with a lot of things but our job is very important and we have to remember that,” says Titus.

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