Women’s History Month: Yonkers’ first female K-9 officer reflects on career

Louise Dulak joined the department in 1985, when there were only 11 women on the force.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2024, 12:30 AM

Updated 23 days ago

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The City of Yonkers now has its very first female K-9 officer.
Louise Dulak joined the department in 1985, when there were only 11 women on the force.
She knew she was joining a male-dominated profession .
She says she is proud to be the only woman K-9 officer, adding that all her colleagues had her back just like they would any other officer.
"They didn't dwell on it and I didn't dwell on it. We just worked together, and if we were going into the building, the one who got to the door first went in first," Dulak recalls.
According to the U.S. Census, there are over 205,000 K-9 officers in the United States and only 6% of those are female.


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