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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.

Time For Civilian Governance At RCMP, Watchdog Says In Harassment

                  The RCMP has done so little to reform its dysfunctional workplace culture that the Mounties’ watchdog is calling for the federal government to introduce civilian governance of the national police force. “The RCMP will not be able to bring about the necessary change required to address […]

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Time And Place: The Remarkable Career Of SA’s First Female Police Officer

                  Fanny Kate Boadicea Cocks was born on 5 May 1875 in Moonta, the daughter of Anthony Cocks, a Cornish miner, and his wife Elizabeth (née George), a schoolteacher. The family suffered hardship and debt but were buoyed by their firm belief in Christian values. They moved […]

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SK’s First Female Police Officer Calls It A Career

                  SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Joyce Comstock sat at her desk at the South Kingstown Police Department Wednesday, reflecting fondly on her years of service. “I’ve been here so long,” she said, “it’s like my second home.” After over three decades—32.8 years, to be precise—on the job, Comstock Wednesday worked […]

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Pleasant Ridge Hires Its First Female Police Officer

                  Meet Julie Reid, the first female police officer to serve in Pleasant Ridge since the city formed in 1928. “It’s been a long time coming,” Police Chief Kevin Nowak said about his newest hire. “We interviewed many candidates and Officer Julie Reid was our No. 1 pick.” Reid’s […]

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N.J. Town’s 1st Woman Police Officer Wins $355K In Discrimination Case

                    UNION TWP. – The township’s first woman police officer has been awarded $355,000 after a jury determined she was discriminated against by township officials when she was denied lifetime health benefits upon retirement. MaryAnne Cosimano has paid for her own health benefits since she retired […]

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Female Police Officer Sues Police Commissioner Alsheikh

                  A female police officer who claims she was sexually harassed by Major General Roni Ritman, the head of the Lahav 433 unit, submitted a libel suit Tuesday against Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh. The officer us suing Alsheikh for 138,000 NIS after he allegedly called her a […]

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Police Woman Shot Dead In Freeport Night Club

A FEMALE police officer who was fatally shot at a club in Freeport over the weekend is being hailed as “a loving mother and an officer who was loved by everyone”. Officer 3518 Theresa Jessica Thompson-George, 24, is the daughter of well-known Bahamian reggae artist Jay Troy Thompson, who is the son of former Free […]

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Number Of Female Police Officers On The Rise

                  WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The driver pulls off to the side of the road after catching a glimpse of the red and blue flashing lights in the rearview mirror. As the officer approaches, the driver turns and says, “Sorry, sir,” only to have to apologize after […]

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A Shocking Message Was Left On Female Police Officer’s Car – Her Response Was Perfect

                  A police officer has been praised for her heartfelt response after someone left a message saying “kill yourself” on her car. The unnamed Gwent Police officer returned to her personal car, which had been parked outside a police station, to find the message scrawled in dirt […]

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Police Honour Trailblazing Female Officers

                  In 1977, Marilyn Anderson was presented with badge number 51, becoming Prince Albert’s first female police officer. She applied for a job as “policewoman” and wore a different uniform than her male colleagues. Her first day at work still sticks in her memory. “I felt like […]

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