The Minnesota State Patrol is committed to increasing the number of female state troopers to 30 percent by the year 2030. Lieutenant Colonel Rochelle Schrofer says the pledge is part of the 30-by-30 initiative:
“We’ve expanded this 30-by-30 pledge a bit to ensure that we’re not just looking at our female law enforcement (officers) but also to ensure that in all aspects of our agency we have women represented as they should be.”
About ten percent of the Minnesota State Patrol’s troopers and support staff are currently women. Schrofer says they want their workforce to reflect the communities they serve.