I’m not a police officer so I have no idea personally. Like the PP I know somebody who works in emergency services (mom is a paramedic). I could ask her how her EMS company handled new employee pregnancies. I know it’s not the same, but having view points from Fire, EMS, and Police points of view may help.
I’m also not sure how helpful this will be, but this link may be useful. It outlines what should be done with a pregnant cop. About halfway through it give advice for women and how to handle their pregnancy on the job.
ETA: This snippet may be particularly useful.
Years ago I got a call from a neighboring chief who wanted some advice about one of his officers. His department was a small one, and they’d hired their first (and only) female police officer four years earlier. He was frustrated because shortly after completing field training, she became pregnant. She was put on light duty, had the baby in due time, and then came back to work after an 8-week summer maternity leave.
She did this three more times in quick succession for a total of four babies in four years. Since her maternity leave always came during the summer months, this affected the rest of the department’s summer vacation schedule and left them short-handed and understandably a bit frustrated.
The chief took it one step further and concluded that she was getting pregnant solely to get the summers off, and he wanted to know if he could somehow discipline her for her actions. I remember thinking, “Does this guy really think that having a baby in one arm, a toddler on your hip and two more under foot makes for a relaxing summer?!” I told him to talk to his city attorney, but that my recommendation was to let it go, he didn’t have a case.
I later met the officer in question, and she admitted that she lost out on valuable street experience and it took her awhile to play “catch up” with her skills and regain credibility with her peers, but she and her husband wanted four kids and they wanted ‘em fast, so she did what she had to do. She’s now a good cop, a very successful sergeant and a really busy soccer mom.