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Pakistan’s First Female Police Chief Breaking Cultural Taboos

                  PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN — Rizwana Hameed made history a month ago when she became the first female head of a male police station in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, or KPK, where conservative cultural and religious traditions often discourage women from leaving home. Hameed has been a member of […]

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Dallas Hires Its First Female Police Chief

                  Detroit Deputy Police Chief Ulysha Renee Hall, a 19-year-veteran of that force and the daughter of a cop, will become the first female police chief in Dallas. The Dallas police chief position was left vacant after Chief David Brown retired in October, a few months after […]

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Female NYPD Officer Ambushed And Shot Dead In The Bronx As She Finished Shift

                  A female NYPD officer was shot to death in the Bronx section of New York early on Wednesday morning, ambushed in a marked patrol car by a man with a revolver who was later killed by officers. Officer Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran of the department, was assigned […]

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For Women in Blue, a Grim Measure of Their Growing Role and Risks

                  In the early 1980s, the New York City subways were forbidding, with robbers lurking in graffiti-covered cars. Very few women were on patrol, but Officer Irma Lozada took one of the most dangerous jobs: She hid her badge and draped fake gold chains around her neck, […]

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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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