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Top International Accolade For Queensland Officer

                  Acting Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz has been globally recognised after she was presented with the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Officer of the Year Award at a luncheon in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday. This is the second year in a row a Queensland Police Service […]

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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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Recruiting More Women Could Help Solve Many Of The Problems

                  The message is chillingly clear: If you’re raped or sexually assaulted in Baltimore these days, don’t expect much from the police. Earlier this month, a Department of Justice investigation found the Baltimore Police department has been shockingly negligent in responding to sex crimes, including leaving the […]

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Female Police Officers Save Lives

    “Some thought provoking U.S. States. Some thought provoking comments by Katherine Spillar as well. Well said Katherine.” – Jane Hall     A HUNDRED years ago this week, Georgia Ann Robinson joined the Los Angeles police force, making her, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, the nation’s first African-American policewoman. At first she […]

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If You Want Less Police Violence, Hire More Female Cops

                  In 1991, after a high-speed chase, four Los Angeles police officers pulled Rodney King, a black man, out of his car, and beat him. In what seems strikingly familiar in 2016, an amateur videographer captured the scene. The next year, in 1992, a mostly white jury […]

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Eddie McGuire and Caroline Wilson: Top Female Cop Wendy Steendam Issues Stern Memo To Male-Dominated Police Force

                  The state’s top female police officer, deputy commissioner Wendy Steendam, has issued a stern warning to Victoria’s male-dominated force, saying it should heed the lessons of the Eddie McGuire scandal. In a strongly worded internal memo written on Wednesday, Ms Steendam said the McGuire controversy made […]

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Southland Police Officer Cynthia Fairley Proud To Celebrate Women In Policing

                  After 23 years in the New Zealand Police, Senior Sergeant Cynthia Fairley is proud of the career she forged. Growing up in a big family in Stirling, in South Otago, Fairley completed a degree in accounting but couldn’t see herself sitting behind a desk all day. […]

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Upper Arlington Hires First Female Police Chief

                  Tracy Hahn, an Upper Arlington police officer since 1993, will be sworn in Monday as the city’s first female police chief. “She’s got a ton of experience,” City Manager Theodore Staton said of Hahn. “She’s been preparing to be a chief of police all of her […]

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Addressing A Crisis In Leadership: A Report By The RCMP Veteran Women’s Council

    “The RCMP Veteran Women’s Council was the first to call for an independant body as an avenue to improve leadership accountablity and retore faith in the RCMP’s complaints process. Please review the four recommendations in this summary.” – Jane Hall     The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veteran Women’s Council (RCMPVWC) was created […]

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Saunders: Durham Hire Brings Another Female Police Chief To The Triangle

                  Know thyself. That’s one advantage I have over y’all. I know me. I know what I’m capable of – not a whole lot – and what I’m not. The main thing I know is that someone with my propensity for messing up should never, ever date […]

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