NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Did you know that currently, only 12% of sworn officers and 3% of police leadership in the United States are women?

Out of almost 400 officers that make up the Hartford Police Department, only 14% are women.

Sgt. Steve Austin and Sgt. Nikki Mordasiewicz joined News 8’s Alyssa Taglia to address the inequities of women in police recruitment and the women’s self-defense class on Wednesday.

The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hartford Police Athletic League at 50 Williams St.

Watch the full interview in the video above.