sexual harassment actions or verbal abuse
Scenario: Generally, we have considered sexual harassment actions or verbal abuse of women to be done by men.
Over the past several decades, the culture of society has evolved. The diversity of sex and gender has erupted from
male abuses of females based on their biology. Now, there are gender reassignments which allow for persons with
the psychological inclination to be the gender other than what they were born as being possible. Further, there are
a number of transgender persons who, while retaining their biological configuration, adopt the psyche and
outward appearance through dress and mannerisms of what is considered to be the traditional opposite gender of
a newly assigned outwardly female officer was found out by her teammates in a Special Weapons and
Tactics (SWAT) unit to actually be a biological male. Several of the SWAT team members have come to you as the
SWAT Command Leader and have voiced their concern because the transgender officer uses the ladies room,
wears makeup, and dresses as a woman in her civilian attire at the end of the shift. The officers making the
complaint are claiming that someone with a psychopathological problem should not be in the SWAT unit. You go to
the Deputy Chief with their concerns and she tells you to prepare a briefing for the SWAT members concerning the
requirements for SWAT team membership and that if an officer makes the grade, he or she has the opportunity to
be a SWAT officer.
In a 3–5-page paper, you must explain to the officers, including those who complained as well as those who did not
complain, that the department supports the assignment of the new officer and that according to law, she must be
accepted as a valid member of the team so long as she is qualified. Further, explain that transphobia is not an
acceptable attitude for members of the team and that any discriminatory action on the part of officers concerning
the new officer would not be tolerated and would be met with appropriate disciplinary action.