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Victoria’s Women In Blue: Meet The Female Police Officers Who Are A Force To Reckon With

                  As numbers of women in Victoria Police grow steadily, officers such as Loren Truter of the Critical Incident Response Unit are showing even recent motherhood need not slow you down. Truter, whose baby is seven months old, is one of two mothers in the Critical Incident […]

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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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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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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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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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British Police Force Says It May Allow Female Officers To Wear Burka

                  A police force could become the first in the country to allow officers to wear the full-face veil after it launched a recruitment drive to increase diversity. West Midlands Police said it has “no barriers” relating to the burka as they announced that they would discuss […]

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Amal Chammout: First Female Police Officer To Wear Hijab

                  Rabat – Amal Chammout recently became the first uniformed policewoman to wear a hijab on duty. Chammout’s picture went viral on social when she was announced as the first female police officer to wear the hijab in the United States. Dearborn, Michigan, is known for having […]

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Adair’s New Cop Makes First Female In Department History

                  Aug. 2 marked a milestone for Adair Police Department and for Cassandra Cookson. Tuesday, the Chelsea native officially became Officer Cookson, accepting her first law enforcement job as the newest patrol officer with Adair PD. She was born in Alaska but grew up in Chelsea before […]

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Police women will celebrate 75 years in the New Zealand police in a parade in Wellington on Monday

                  When Valerie Redshaw moved to New Zealand from the London police in the 1960s, she was shocked at how antiquated the force’s view of women was. Retired and current female police officers marched to Parliament House on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of women in […]

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