Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta addresses the crowd from a podium bearing an Office of Justice Programs seal. The American flag and the Department of Justice flag are seen in the background.

“It is truly gratifying to be here this morning, and to see so many people, both in and outside law enforcement, who care about the role of women in American policing,” said Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta. “We at DOJ are honored to join this coalition... your personal stories about what it has taken for you and your colleagues to participate equally in the profession you love are inspiring, but more importantly, motivating. We can do better, and we will — thanks to all of you here.”