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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Some thought provoking U.S. States. Some thought provoking comments by Katherine Spillar as well. Well said Katherine.” – Jane Hall A HUNDRED years ago this week, Georgia Ann Robinson joined the Los Angeles police force, making her, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, the nation’s first African-American policewoman. At first she […]
Eva M. O’Connell, a retired Holyoke Police Department lieutenant and the first female officer to carry a gun and work the streets, died Tuesday. She was 74. “Eva served the city nobly for decades as a police officer rising to the rank of lieutenant,” City Council […]
A POLICE officer has made history by becoming the first female chief officer in her force’s 177-year history. Chief Superintendent Helen McMillan has been appointed acting assistant chief constable with Durham Constabulary. The 49-year-old is stepping up into the post after Deputy Chief Constable Steve Watson […]
SPRINGVILLE—For the first time in nearly 15 years, the Springville Police Department has a female officer. Mindy Jendrowski officially started in the department on July 5, she will be riding along with another officer for about a month, while she gets her bearings in Springville. “I’m […]
In 1991, after a high-speed chase, four Los Angeles police officers pulled Rodney King, a black man, out of his car, and beat him. In what seems strikingly familiar in 2016, an amateur videographer captured the scene. The next year, in 1992, a mostly white jury […]
Gladys O’Brien used to walk Hamilton’s “mad mile”, knocking on doors to check for vagrants. As Hamilton’s first female police officer, strolling the footpaths of Victoria between Alma and London streets was a daily task. In the late 1950s, with a 6pm bar closing, you could […]