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Top Officer Warns Too Few Women Enter Police Force

    Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said more women are needed if the senior ranks are to become less male dominated – and suggested her goal is for females to make up 50% of serving officers.     Her comments come two weeks before the launch of Police Scotland, which unifies the country’s eight […]

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How Women Have Climbed The Ranks Within Police Force

  Women today are reaching new heights by standing on the foundation left by past generations.” – Jane Hall.       But more than 80 years later, women police officers occupy the most senior positions at forces up and down the country. As part of a series looking at the role that females have […]

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Conservatives’ RCMP Legislation May Violate Charter Of Rights, Critics Say

      BEFORE THE HOUSE of Commons approved third and final reading of a bill that amends the RCMP Act, Winnipeg Centre NDP MP Pat Martin brought up the name of Edgar Schmidt.       Schmidt is a senior justice department lawyer, and the reason why he’s relevant to the debate has something to do not only […]

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Police Force Recalls Days When Female Officers Were ‘Of No Advantage’

      “Important history to remind us how similar the struggle to equality was how much we owe past generations.” – Jane Hall     They take an active part in every aspect of modern policing, from walking the beat to leading forces and co-ordinating international affairs. But the attitude towards women in our police forces was […]

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Barrie Welcomes New Police Chief

    “Congratulations” – Jane Hall         Toronto police Staff Superintendent Kimberley Greenwood is swapping badges this month to become Barrie’s first female police chief. Barrie Police Services Board chairperson Douglas Jure made the announcement Monday afternoon. “Our choice was shaped from (her) enormous depth of experience and leadership abilities,” said Jure. […]

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Guelph Officer Killed In Crash Was Fulfilling ‘Childhood Dream’

      “Taken too soon.” – Jane Hall       A Guelph police officer who was killed in an early-morning crash is being remembered as a vibrant and dynamic woman, who was working her dream job in her hometown. Const. Jennifer Kovach became a police officer because she wanted to give back and […]

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Haverhill Force Gets First Female Superior Officer

      “Another milestone” – Jane Hall       HAVERHILL — Sergeant Doreen Champagne’s path to becoming the city’s first female police superior officer began in her third grade classroom at Sacred Hearts Elementary School. Back then, a visit to her school from then-officer Joseph Spero inspired Champagne to pursue a career in […]

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Ex-Mountie Says She Was ‘Muzzled By Government’

    Former Mountie Krista Carle says the federal government has muzzled her attempt to complain before a parliamentary committee about harassment inside the national police force.         Carle, a 48-year-old Victoria resident, made the claim Friday at a news conference in downtown Victoria alongside MP Randall Garrison. Carle told reporters she […]

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When Will I Become A Veteran? – by Marg Shorter

      “Retirement is a big adjustment for police member who has devoted their working career to the RCMP.  Marg Shorter outlines her transition to retirement.” – Jane Hall        I had decided that June 21, 2012, would be the day I formally retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It was […]

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RCMP Workplace Harassment Probed By MPs

                  RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he’s doing everything he can to increase the number of women in uniform. Paulson made the commitment during testimony today before the House of Commons status of women committee. Paulson was testifying after the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP […]

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