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NT To Have The Highest Number Of Female Police Officers

                  The Territory is set to have the highest ratio of women police officers in the country after the unveiling of a recruitment plan to bolster the ranks of women officers. Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw announced yesterday emergency services would recruit an equal number of men and […]

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Jan Dumais: One Of The Original ‘Meter Maids’ Was A Trailblazer For Female Police Officers

                  “Someone mentioned that they were looking for policewomen and they dared her to put in her application,” recalled her younger sister, Fran Angel. “Forty-one years later, she retired.” Dumais, who died last Sept. 25 at age 78, was among the first women to wear the Ottawa police […]

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Margaret Corkill: Tributes To Constabulary’s First Female Officer

                  Margaret Corkill was recruited in 1967 but had to wait to join until the following year as regulations for female officers did not exist. Chief Constable Gary Roberts said she was “well known, much liked and widely respected.” Her funeral will be held at Kirk Braddan […]

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New Book – “Silenced: The Untold Story Of The Fight For Equality In The RCMP

                  A new thoroughly researched book is now available and was written by RCMP Veteran Dr. Bonnie Reilly Schmidt. The book is entitled “Silenced: The Untold Story Of The Fight For Equality In The RCMP.” In light of the class action facing the Force, this book provides […]

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Female Police Officer Outshines Hundreds Of Male Colleagues In Training

                  KARACHI: A lady police official outshone hundreds of her male colleagues as she graduated from a police academy and got distinction in tough physical training as well as in the subject of law, an official on Saturday said. Rani Khan, who was recruited as a police […]

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Cumbria Police Appeal Uncovers Force’s First Female Officers

                  The appeal was launched by Cumbria Police in January to mark the 100th anniversary of female police officers. Relatives and members of the public have dug out newspaper articles, photos and letters of 21 “pioneering” women thought to be the first to enrol. Det Supt Cath […]

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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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Before Sanjukta Parashar, There Was Another Gritty Female Cop From Assam

                  Since last week, there has been a flurry of news items in social and mainstream media about Sanjukta Parashar, the superintendent of police in Assam’s Sonitpur district. They gave instances of her bravado, heaped richly-deserved praises on her, and many of them described her as the […]

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Alice Bachison, Yakima’s First Female Officer, Dies At 94

                  In 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur was relieved of command in the Korean War, Mickey Mantle hit his first home run for the Yankees and the Yakima Police Department hired its first female police officer. While Alice Bachison spent the bulk of her 32-year career in administration, […]

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Galloway Names First Female Police Chief

                  GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP— There’s a new chief in town and she’s the first female police chief in Atlantic County’s history. Donna Higbee, a 13-year veteran of the Galloway Township Police Department was sworn in as police chief Wednesday evening. Higbee was named acting-chief last month after Pat […]

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