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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.

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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Tasmanian Police Women Celebrate 100 Years In The Force

                  Gone are the days of female police officers being forced to wear skirts and use the male toilets in their workplace, but there is still a way to go before the glass ceiling is smashed, Tasmania Police’s top female cop says. This year marks 100 years […]

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Country’s First Female Police Officer” Fatema Persists Despite Constant Tuants

                  She is one of the first two women who chose to join the police after their Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exam in 1984. But plagued by constant goading and teasing by male colleagues and supervisors, her only female colleague quit the job within the first four […]

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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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