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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.

Calgary Mayor Apologizes To Female Police Officer Who Resigned: We Will Support You

                  Calgary mayor apologizes to female police officer who resigned: ‘we will support you.’ Mayor Naheed Nenshi is reaching out to a female police officer who announced her intention to resign in an emotional Calgary Police Commission meeting Tuesday night. “I’m so sorry that this has happened to you,” […]

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Female Police Officers’ On-The-Job Experiences Diverge From Those Of Male Officers

                  In recent decades, women have accounted for a growing share of America’s police officers, but this growth has been relatively slow and women remain underrepresented in the field. They also sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences, according to […]

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From MPD Officer To Oakland’s First Female Police Chief

                  When Anne Kirkpatrick returns to Memphis this year for her 40th high school reunion, she’ll have a pretty solid answer to the question, “So what are you doing now?” Kirkpatrick, a graduate of Hutchison School and the University of Memphis and a former Memphis police officer, takes […]

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After $87K Verdict FOr Female Cop, Lawyer For Randolph Reportedly Seeks New Trial

                  The lawyer who represented the Randolph and the township police department against a female officer’s allegations of gender discrimination is trying to obtain a new trial and to set aside the $87,000 verdict awarded to her by a seven-person civil jury last month, the Daily Record reported. […]

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Ventnor To Pay Female Police Officer $50,000 In Sexual Harassment

                  VENTNOR – The city will pay $50,000 to its lone female police officer as part of a settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the city, Atlantic City Police Officer Joseph Rodriguez, who heads the county training academy, the Ventnor police chief and captain, and other […]

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Two Police Officers Attacked In The First Two Days of 2017

                  TWO police officers were attacked while on duty in the first two days of the year. A 46-year-old engineer is facing allegations he bit an officer on the shoulder while being arrested when he appears in court later this month. Meanwhile an 18-year-old Worthing woman was […]

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Female Police Officer Files $1M Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against The City

                  A female Dallas police officer is asking for more than $1 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit against the city, claiming she was assaulted by a male superior. Michelle Herczeg, 36, filed the suit against the city of Dallas on Wednesday, claiming she “was targeted for […]

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Oakland Gets Its First Female Police Chief Who Will Clean Up The Troubled Department After Underage Prostitute Scandel

                  Oakland has appointed its first female police chief after the city’s department became embroiled in a sex-abuse scandal featuring an 17-year-old prostitute. Anne Kirkpatrick from Memphis, Tennessee has been headhunted by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to clean up the troubled department. Over the summer, three police […]

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Former Officer Hopes RCMP Turns A Page On Harassment

                  Earlier this month, the Harbour Grace native was among hundreds of former Mounties and civilian members who welcomed news of a settlement to a pair of class-action lawsuits. The federal government has agreed to a $100-million payout. “I was saying it’s almost like getting out of […]

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Half Of Complaints Against RCMP Lead To Discipline, Data Suggests

                  Using RCMP aircraft to poach caribou, leaving a loaded gun at a gas station, sexual offences involving children and not responding to calls for help are among 700 cases over the last five years where the RCMP found its employees had broken its rules or the […]

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