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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.

Female NYPD Officer Ambushed And Shot Dead In The Bronx As She Finished Shift

                  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 […]

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For Women in Blue, a Grim Measure of Their Growing Role and Risks

                  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, […]

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‘Positive Change’ As Manitoba Police Force Hires First 2 Female Officers

                  A Manitoba police force has made history in a move the chief of police calls long overdue. For the first time in 101 years, the Winkler Police Service is hiring two female police officers. Local resident Kendra Derksen, and Megan Fallis of Warren, will join the […]

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Plymouth’s First Female Police Officer Celebrates 100th Birthday

                  Eileen Normington celebrating the landmark day with friends who put on a party for her – she also got a surprise visit from current officers at Devon and Cornwall Police who showed up to wish her a happy birthday. When asked abut how it feels to […]

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Women Claim Workplace Sexual Assault, Harassment In $167M Lawsuit Against Waterloo Regional Police

                  Two women have filed a $167-million class action lawsuit against the Waterloo Regional Police Services board and police association claiming they experienced systemic and institutional gender-based discrimination and harassment on the job. The women — a former constable and a current officer with the force on leave — are seeking $100 million for […]

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Phoenix Settles With Female Police Officer Who Alleged Gender Discrimination

                  Milbourn’s suit, originally filed in January 2016, is focused on the behavior of one specific officer — Sergeant Giogi Chiappo, who was her direct supervisor between 2011 and 2013. “Although Sgt. Chiappo is a woman, she has publicly and privately stated in the workplace that she is […]

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Regina Police Service – First Female Police Officer

                  1957 marked a historic year for the Regina Police Service with the hiring of the first female constable.  The idea of having women as police officers had been debated since the early days of the police service, however, although there were female matrons and administrative staff, […]

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Off-duty Female Police Officer Killed In Manchester Attack, With Husband Critical And Children Injured

                  An off-duty female officer from Cheshire police was killed in the Manchester attack. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has confirmed that one of the  victims of the Manchester Arena attack was a serving police officer. Her husband is critically ill and her children were injured in the […]

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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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