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Guernsey’s First Female Police Chief Inspector

        “I loved the chief’s opening line and was inspired by everything else she said.  Clearly Guernsey Police Department’s promotional system is functioning well.” – Jane Hall     Guernsey Police has appointed its first female Chief Inspector. Toni Read joins a four-strong team of Chief Inspectors and will manage several projects […]

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Latest News: Women in Policing

        “It is rewarding to see so many agencies and countries trying so hard to attract female police officers.  Quite the tribute to the females who pioneered policing.” – Jane Hall     I have included below some of the most recent news articles relating to female police officers: Windsor Police calling […]

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Montgomery County Police Department Gets First Female Canine Officer

    “It seems this time it is a barrier for female police canines which has been shattered.  Many police departments may wish to reexamine their criteria in the wake of this milestone.” – Jane Hall     ABINGTON TWP. Pa. (CBS) – History is being made at the Abington Township Police Department. The department’s first […]

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‘Police Women Of Dallas’: A Female Officer Shares Her Survival Secrets

        “The legacy left by fist Santa Cruz female police officer leaves the department wanting more.” – Jane Hall       Can you be tough without giving up your human side? Find out what it’s like to be a female police officer on the streets of Dallas. Plus: the unexpected gifts […]

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Male Leaders Miss The Point In Fighting RCMP Harassment: Goar

        “Well written and bang on, Carol Goar.”           Gentlemen, you’re missing the point. The hundreds of women in the RCMP who claim they were sexually harassed on the job never asked for promotion targets or hiring quotas or any of the other bureaucratic “milestones” that Public Safety […]

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Standing Committee On The Status Of Women

    “I believe it is highly appropriate that the Status of Women’s subcommittee is championing the cause of women in the RCMP. After all, if it wasn’t for the original Royal Commission on the Status of Women’s (1967-1970), women would not have been allowed to break the gender barrier in the RCMP.” – Jane […]

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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 which has many parallels in Canada. They have given their permission to re-publish their study as outlined below.” – Jane Hall         Abstract In 1915, for the first time in Australia, the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force employed two female […]

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Original Female Police Members

In 1912, police departments in North America realized a need for female police officers: In 1912, the Vancouver City Police hired their first two female police offices in Canada – Laurency Harris and Minnie Miller; and In the same year, San Antonio Texas advertised for women police members as outlined in the newspaper advertisement below: […]

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RCMP Hopes To Hire More Women, Targets Female Athetes

      “I found the comments the article generated, of more interest than the article.”           The RCMP is using a new strategy in trying to recruit more women to the force — targeting athletes who are already in shape. Currently women make up only 18 per cent of RCMP […]

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Women In Leadership Study Team

  Overview       The Women in Leadership team originated in Sept 2009 in response to a white paper, Gender Differences in Leadership Styles; Changing the Face of Leadership from Within  tabled for discussion at the Public Safety Leadership Development Consortium’s (PSLDC) annual general meeting.  Members of the group were invited to join a […]

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