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Research Paper | Social Science | Philippines | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023
Cultivating Inclusivity: Unveiling Law Enforcement's Stance on Gay and Bisexual Men in the Police Force
Anselmo B. Cacap | Warren G. Moyao
Abstract: Gender diversity in the workplace, particularly in law enforcement agencies, continues to be a significant concern for many organizations. Law enforcement agencies have come under particular scrutiny regarding their inclusivity practices within the public sector. This study aims to investigate the attitudes of law enforcement personnel towards the inclusion of gay and bisexual men in the police force, utilizing a descriptive research design. A survey was conducted among 413 randomly selected police officers in Baguio City to gather their opinions on this matter. The survey results revealed that the police officers neither agree nor disagree with including gay and bisexual men in the police force. This neutral response suggests a lack of strong or definitive opinions regarding the issue. It may indicate uncertainty, a need for further awareness, or potential openness to the idea of inclusivity. The findings underscore the importance of addressing gender diversity concerns in law enforcement and emphasize the need for educational initiatives to foster a more inclusive and equitable environment within the police force. By understanding the current attitudes of law enforcement personnel, this research serves as a foundation for future interventions and training programs to promote a more diverse and supportive police force, where all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation, can contribute to public safety effectively.
Keywords: Gender diversity, Law enforcement, Gay and Bisexual Men, Attitudes, Police Force
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,
Pages: 2126 - 2131