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‘Positive Change’ As Manitoba Police Force Hires First 2 Female Officers

                  A Manitoba police force has made history in a move the chief of police calls long overdue. For the first time in 101 years, the Winkler Police Service is hiring two female police officers. Local resident Kendra Derksen, and Megan Fallis of Warren, will join the […]

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Plymouth’s First Female Police Officer Celebrates 100th Birthday

                  Eileen Normington celebrating the landmark day with friends who put on a party for her – she also got a surprise visit from current officers at Devon and Cornwall Police who showed up to wish her a happy birthday. When asked abut how it feels to […]

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Women Claim Workplace Sexual Assault, Harassment In $167M Lawsuit Against Waterloo Regional Police

                  Two women have filed a $167-million class action lawsuit against the Waterloo Regional Police Services board and police association claiming they experienced systemic and institutional gender-based discrimination and harassment on the job. The women — a former constable and a current officer with the force on leave — are seeking $100 million for […]

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Phoenix Settles With Female Police Officer Who Alleged Gender Discrimination

                  Milbourn’s suit, originally filed in January 2016, is focused on the behavior of one specific officer — Sergeant Giogi Chiappo, who was her direct supervisor between 2011 and 2013. “Although Sgt. Chiappo is a woman, she has publicly and privately stated in the workplace that she is […]

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Regina Police Service – First Female Police Officer

                  1957 marked a historic year for the Regina Police Service with the hiring of the first female constable.  The idea of having women as police officers had been debated since the early days of the police service, however, although there were female matrons and administrative staff, […]

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Off-duty Female Police Officer Killed In Manchester Attack, With Husband Critical And Children Injured

                  An off-duty female officer from Cheshire police was killed in the Manchester attack. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has confirmed that one of the  victims of the Manchester Arena attack was a serving police officer. Her husband is critically ill and her children were injured in the […]

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Time For Civilian Governance At RCMP, Watchdog Says In Harassment

                  The RCMP has done so little to reform its dysfunctional workplace culture that the Mounties’ watchdog is calling for the federal government to introduce civilian governance of the national police force. “The RCMP will not be able to bring about the necessary change required to address […]

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Time And Place: The Remarkable Career Of SA’s First Female Police Officer

                  Fanny Kate Boadicea Cocks was born on 5 May 1875 in Moonta, the daughter of Anthony Cocks, a Cornish miner, and his wife Elizabeth (née George), a schoolteacher. The family suffered hardship and debt but were buoyed by their firm belief in Christian values. They moved […]

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SK’s First Female Police Officer Calls It A Career

                  SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Joyce Comstock sat at her desk at the South Kingstown Police Department Wednesday, reflecting fondly on her years of service. “I’ve been here so long,” she said, “it’s like my second home.” After over three decades—32.8 years, to be precise—on the job, Comstock Wednesday worked […]

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Pleasant Ridge Hires Its First Female Police Officer

                  Meet Julie Reid, the first female police officer to serve in Pleasant Ridge since the city formed in 1928. “It’s been a long time coming,” Police Chief Kevin Nowak said about his newest hire. “We interviewed many candidates and Officer Julie Reid was our No. 1 pick.” Reid’s […]

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