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1st Women To Pass Ranger School Are Army Pilot, Military Cop

                  FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The first two women to pass the Army’s notoriously difficult Ranger School impressed male classmates left in their dust during road marches and proved their mettle as teammates by helping carry heavy weapons when others were too fatigued to lift another […]

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Police Command Changes Put More Women In Charge

                  Three of the five day-to-day operational command posts within the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are now held by female officers, including a police superintendent’s position and the recently promoted commander of the Cayman Brac police station. Long-serving Acting Superintendent Angelique Howell had the “acting” removed […]

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Women’s Day Female Officers Take On Police Tactical Division

                  PRETORIA – The specialised units in the South African Police Services (SAPS) often have their hands full dealing with many situations, ranging from service delivery protests to violent robberies. Members of these units often have to face dangerous and trigger-happy criminals. These conditions are considered tough […]

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Fairfield And Cabramatta Police Celebrate 100 Years Of Female Cops

                  On Wednesday, Fairfield Detective Superintendent Peter Lennon joined 15 of his female officers for their baton relay. “It was just to say thank you to the sworn and the unsworn female officers,” he said. Superintendent Doreen Cruickshank regaled the crowd with tales of the early days […]

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Meet Shawna Grimes, Edmonton’s First Female Head Of Homicide

                    Grow­ing up in St. Albert in the 1980s, Shaw­na Grimes found in­spir­a­tion in Cag­ney and Lacey, a ground­break­ing tele­vision ser­ies about two fe­male de­tec­tives in New York City. When she told her par­ents she want­ed to be­come a po­lice of­fi­cer, just like her TV idols, […]

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Female Officer Sues Ann Arbor Police Department Claiming Discrimination

                  An Ann Arbor police officer, who is one half of the first gay couple to marry in Washtenaw County, is suing the department and city claiming discrimination. Elizabeth Patten, 52, claims she was routinely passed over for promotion and special assignments based on her sex, according […]

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia Asks Female Police Officers To Be Removed From Beach On French Riviera To ‘Protect His Privacy’

                  The king of Saudi Arabia’s trip to France has sparked fresh controversy after female police officers were reportedly withdrawn from duties on the Riviera beach where he is staying. King Salman began his three-week holiday in France last week. But the trip to his seafront home […]

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Women On The Beat: How To Get More Female Police Officers Around The World

                  Rizwana Hamid was 20 years old when she applied to join the police force in Pakistan. It was 1996. Two years before, Benazir Bhutto had established the first women’s police station in the country, but there were still few other female officers. She can still remember […]

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Man Avoids Jail After He Punched Female Officer In The Face

                  A man has been spared jail after he punched a female police officer in the face. Jonathan Turner, 22, was stopped in Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, on June 22, by a police officer who wanted to speak to him in connection with an outstanding matter. The officer […]

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It’s Jail Time For ‘Tough’ Female Cop Who Fatally Kicked Handcuffed Woman

                  A veteran Los Angeles police officer was sentenced Thursday to the maximum of three years behind bars for kicking and shoving a handcuffed woman who later died, with a judge ruling that she will serve 16 months in county jail and the last 20 months of […]

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