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Addressing A Crisis In Leadership: A Report By The RCMP Veteran Women’s Council

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veteran Women’s Council (RCMPVWC) was created on ...


This paper critically discusses the issues relevant to women’s involvement in specialist ...

Historical Journey Of Women In Policing And Police Leadership In New South Wales

    “There was no doubt, they were hoping it would fail, ...
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A Pilot Study of Women in the New South Wales Police Force 1979 to 2008: Have Thirty Years Really Made Any Difference?

  “Both Dr. Susan Robinson and Virginia Arentsen provided a comprehensive document ...


Jane Hall’s story of breaking through that gender barrier to become one of the first female Canadian Mounties. A dedicated and detailed telling of her story in the organization that the Canadian nation upholds as a national symbol, “The Red Wall” is an informed and informative tale of tradition and transformation.

– Midway Book Review

I would like to personally say a huge Thank You for the amazing work you did with our last class, the module was fantastic and our evaluations show it!” – Casandra Fulton-Withrow (Program Coordinator for the Texas Woman’s University – Denton Texas.

– LS Watson

It is always important to remember the value of having a diverse work force and to remember the history of Canadian and American Law Enforcement have evolved over time.” – student at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas

This class provided a different perspective into an alternative law enforcement system.  This history and the way it was presented offered great insight.  Made me want to learn more about our history.” – student at the Bill Blackwood – Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

RCMP harassment suit settlement: Here’s what you need to know

        “It is wonderful that the RCMP has shorn up the holes in its discipline system. That alone won’t change a culture.” – Jane Hall     Former Mountie Janet Merlo called it a great day for “women in Canada” after RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson offered a tearful apology to hundreds of […]

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Palm Springs Shooting: 2 Police Officers Killed, One Wounded

                  Two police officers were fatally shot and a third one injured while responding to a family disturbance call Saturday in Palm Springs, California. The two victims were identified as Jose Gilbert Vega, a 35-year veteran of the department, and Lesley Zerebny, who is the mother of […]

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Top International Accolade For Queensland Officer

                  Acting Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz has been globally recognised after she was presented with the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Officer of the Year Award at a luncheon in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday. This is the second year in a row a Queensland Police Service […]

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Special Victims Investigator Named Stamford Police Officer Of The Year

                  STAMFORD — Adriana Molina nurtures victims and is relentless in tracking down criminals. Her fluency in Spanish and background in nursing helped her as she took over as the lead investigator into a 2-month-old baby’s homicide this summer. The Colombia-born Molina, who came to the United […]

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RCMP Commissioner Once Dismissed Harassment Claims As ‘Outlandish’

                  OTTAWA — RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, who delivered a tearful apology to hundreds of female RCMP members who allege they were harassed, abused and sexually assaulted, previously dismissed some of their claims as “outlandish.” In 2013, Paulson appeared in front of a Senate committee tasked with […]

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RCMP Sexual Harassment Settlement: Hush Money Or Progress?

                  RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson issued an emotional apology to the former female employees, and the women still working in Canada’s national police force yesterday. “We hurt you. For that I am truly sorry”, Paulson said at at the televised press conference to announce a $100 million […]

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Teary RCMP Commissioner Apologizes, Announces $100 M

                  Ottawa — RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson delivered an abject apology Thursday to hundreds of current and former female officers and employees who were subjected to alleged incidents of bullying, discrimination and harassment dating back 42 years. Paulson made the apology as he announced the settlement of […]

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Rarity Of Tulsa Shooting: Female Officers Are Almost Never Involved In A Shooting

                  Betty Jo Shelby drew her gun and warned the man to stop walking. But Terence Crutcher continued moving toward his S.U.V., which he had left in the middle of the road, the driver’s side door open and the engine running. He was mumbling to himself, but […]

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Young Female Officer In Critical Condition After Detonation Of Bomb So Powerful It Cracked Concrete

                  BUDAPEST – Hungarian authorities staged a manhunt Sunday for the main suspect in a bomb attack that seriously wounded two patrol officers late Saturday, with authorities saying the homemade device had been planted in an apparent attempt to target police. The incident comes as countries across […]

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British Police Force Says It May Allow Female Officers To Wear Burka

                  A police force could become the first in the country to allow officers to wear the full-face veil after it launched a recruitment drive to increase diversity. West Midlands Police said it has “no barriers” relating to the burka as they announced that they would discuss […]

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