The Hillsborough Sheriff's Department is recruiting 200 women into its force. Right now, only 19% of field positions are filled by women.
This campaign to attract more women officers comes as more women are graduating with criminology degrees.
Detective Andrea Davis said women are vital to the force. They're especially valuable in cases involving violence against women and in certain undercover situations.
She said for some women, the idea of becoming an officer doesn't cross their minds.