Celebrating Women In Policing
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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?
– Midway Book Review
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.
– LS Watson
“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.
“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.
A lone female police officer is credited with killing four of the five terrorists in a second attack in Spain, The Mirror reported Friday. In the attack early Friday morning, five men in a car wearing fake explosive belts ran down pedestrians in the seaside town […]
In 1953, five women crossed paths when they were appointed as volunteer crossing guards for the Laurel Police Department. Mary Wesley, Rose Mary Walker, Gladys Allen, Helen “Clara” Tester and Marjorie Hagan went on to assume duties of local law enforcement officers, carrying weapons and with […]
There are a lot of African-American female officers. However, there should be more. There should be more women on the force, period. I’m from West Englewood, the far south side, near Altgeld Gardens. I grew up on a block where everybody knew everybody, and everybody was […]
As numbers of women in Victoria Police grow steadily, officers such as Loren Truter of the Critical Incident Response Unit are showing even recent motherhood need not slow you down. Truter, whose baby is seven months old, is one of two mothers in the Critical Incident […]
The Town of Somers has hired its first ever female police officer. Officer Shannon Belcher was sworn in on Monday. She has an extensive 25-year career with the Connecticut State Police where she served in Tolland, Danielson and Meriden. She also spent several years working with […]
As the WA police force marks 100 years since women were allowed to join, the force’s first female mounted police officer is still serving today — without the high heels she started out in. Sergeant Merryn Bojcun joined the force in 1977 with the aim of […]
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN — Rizwana Hameed made history a month ago when she became the first female head of a male police station in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, or KPK, where conservative cultural and religious traditions often discourage women from leaving home. Hameed has been a member of […]
Detroit Deputy Police Chief Ulysha Renee Hall, a 19-year-veteran of that force and the daughter of a cop, will become the first female police chief in Dallas. The Dallas police chief position was left vacant after Chief David Brown retired in October, a few months after […]
A female NYPD officer was shot to death in the Bronx section of New York early on Wednesday morning, ambushed in a marked patrol car by a man with a revolver who was later killed by officers. Officer Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the department, was assigned […]
In the early 1980s, the New York City subways were forbidding, with robbers lurking in graffiti-covered cars. Very few women were on patrol, but Officer Irma Lozada took one of the most dangerous jobs: She hid her badge and draped fake gold chains around her neck, […]