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Ramsey Co. Sheriff offers first women's academy

What started as a college project has become the Ramsey County Women's Academy. For one week, participants get a crash course boot camp into the law enforcement industry.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - According to FBI statistics, women represent an average of 12 percent of law enforcement officers in this country, some areas much less.

It is a job and an industry traditionally dominated by men and thus making it difficult to recruit women.

Well, one female sergeant at the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said let me see if I can do something about that. And this week, her drive is paying off.