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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.

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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Recruiting More Women Could Help Solve Many Of The Problems

                  The message is chillingly clear: If you’re raped or sexually assaulted in Baltimore these days, don’t expect much from the police. Earlier this month, a Department of Justice investigation found the Baltimore Police department has been shockingly negligent in responding to sex crimes, including leaving the […]

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Female Ontario Cops Tell Researcher That Boys’ Club Still Persists

                  An analysis of in-depth interviews with 15 female police officers from five police forces across Southern Ontario finds policing is still a boys’ club, and female officers must ‘play the game’ to get ahead, according to researcher Lesley Bikos. Being called names, including “kid sister,” “tomboy,” […]

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Amal Chammout: First Female Police Officer To Wear Hijab

                  Rabat – Amal Chammout recently became the first uniformed policewoman to wear a hijab on duty. Chammout’s picture went viral on social when she was announced as the first female police officer to wear the hijab in the United States. Dearborn, Michigan, is known for having […]

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier Steps Down To Work For The NFL

                  D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced Tuesday that she will step down next month to take over as head of security for the National Football League, leaving behind a legacy of community engagement that endeared her from the city’s crime-ridden neighborhoods to the broader national […]

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Adair’s New Cop Makes First Female In Department History

                  Aug. 2 marked a milestone for Adair Police Department and for Cassandra Cookson. Tuesday, the Chelsea native officially became Officer Cookson, accepting her first law enforcement job as the newest patrol officer with Adair PD. She was born in Alaska but grew up in Chelsea before […]

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Laurel’s Highest-Ranking Female Officer Says Goodbye To Police Department After 25 Years

                  Laurel Police Capt. Constance Speake, the city’s highest-ranking female officer, said she has had to work extra hard to prove herself a worthy asset to her law enforcement colleagues over the last 25 years. But, Speake said, her natural competitive and persistent attitude was an aid […]

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Police women will celebrate 75 years in the New Zealand police in a parade in Wellington on Monday

                  When Valerie Redshaw moved to New Zealand from the London police in the 1960s, she was shocked at how antiquated the force’s view of women was. Retired and current female police officers marched to Parliament House on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of women in […]

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