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Somers Hires Town’s First Female Police Officer

                  The Town of Somers has hired its first ever female police officer. Officer Shannon Belcher was sworn in on Monday. She has an extensive 25-year career with the Connecticut State Police where she served in Tolland, Danielson and Meriden. She also spent several years working with […]

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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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Number Of Female Police Officers On The Rise

                  WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The driver pulls off to the side of the road after catching a glimpse of the red and blue flashing lights in the rearview mirror. As the officer approaches, the driver turns and says, “Sorry, sir,” only to have to apologize after […]

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Country’s First Female Police Officer” Fatema Persists Despite Constant Tuants

                  She is one of the first two women who chose to join the police after their Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) exam in 1984. But plagued by constant goading and teasing by male colleagues and supervisors, her only female colleague quit the job within the first four […]

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Female Police Officers’ On-The-Job Experiences Diverge From Those Of Male Officers

                  In recent decades, women have accounted for a growing share of America’s police officers, but this growth has been relatively slow and women remain underrepresented in the field. They also sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences, according to […]

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From MPD Officer To Oakland’s First Female Police Chief

                  When Anne Kirkpatrick returns to Memphis this year for her 40th high school reunion, she’ll have a pretty solid answer to the question, “So what are you doing now?” Kirkpatrick, a graduate of Hutchison School and the University of Memphis and a former Memphis police officer, takes […]

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Two Former Thames Valley Police Officers In Running To Become Country’s Top Police Boss

                  TWO former Thames Valley Police officers are in the running to become the boss of the biggest force in the country. Former chief constable Sara Thornton and Cressida Dick, who served as a superintendent for a brief period in the region, could become the first ever […]

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The City’s Former Highest Ranking Female Police Officer Reflects On Her Career In Edmonton

                  After a 27-year career with Edmonton Police Service, Danielle Campbell, a woman who broke down barriers within the force and rose to one of its highest ranks, has made the move to assistant professor at MacEwan University. In 1989, Campbell enrolled in training with Edmonton police because […]

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Women In Blue: Halifax Police Officer Says It’s Uniform First, Gender Secondary

                  When Const. Alicia Joseph walks down the street, she says people see the uniform first and her gender second. Although she knows it’s not always been that way. In her 10 years of policing (which has included roles like patrol, walking the downtown beat, media relations […]

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