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Jody Kasper, Northampton’s First Female Police Chief

                    After almost two decades on the force and a lengthy selection process, Jody Kasper, the city’s first female police chief, was sworn in at the historic Academy of Music Theatre Tuesday night. Kasper, a 40-year-old Easthampton resident, was administered the oath of office by Mayor […]

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Manawatu Gets New Top Cop

                  Manawatu has a new top cop. Inspector Sarah Stewart is the first female area commander for Manawatu, taking up the position vacated by Inspector Pat Handcock, who left in October last year to take up a secondment position with the Ministry of Social Development. Stewart, who […]

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Linda Williams To Become SA Police’s First Female Deputy Commissioner

                  Linda Williams, a career police officer with 35 years’ experience in operational, corporate and leadership roles, has been announced as the next Deputy Commissioner of South Australia Police (SAPOL). Linda Williams, a career police officer with 35 years’ experience in operational, corporate and leadership roles, has […]

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First Female Police Pilots Patrol Sky Over Beijing

                  Beijing police have improved their ability to protect the country’s capital after four pilots joined the ranks of the Municipal Public Security Bureau’s helicopter team on Thursday. The pilots, three women and one man, started their duties after completing two years’ training, the bureau said. It […]

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How The Women In Blue Are Beating Sexism In The Police Force

                  When I came up with the idea to make a Radio 4 documentary about sexism in the police service I was inspired by cases such as Carol Howard, a firearms officer in the Metropolitan police, who was awarded £37,000 in aggravated damages last year having been […]

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Top PSNI Women Concerned At Lack Of Female Police Officers

                  Two of Northern Ireland’s most senior female police officers have said they are concerned by the under-representation of women in the PSNI. Chief Superintendent Barbara Gray and Superintendent Paula Hilman said that action needs to be taken to boost the numbers of females within the organisation. […]

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Vermont’s First Female State Police Captain Discusses New Duties

                  Early this year, the Vermont State Police announced that Ingrid Jonas was being elevated from the rank of lieutenant to that of captain, the first female in the agency’s history to reach that rank. Captain Ingrid Jonas joined Vermont Edition to talk about her new role […]

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Newark’s First Female Police Director, Chief Calls It A Career

                  NEWARK — Sheilah Coley, the city’s first-ever female police chief and police director, is calling it a career. Coley officially retired Saturday after 25 years with the department, ending a historic tenure that saw her hold every available rank. She was named the force’s first female […]

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Tutor named Wisconsin Woman Police Officer of the Year

                      Ashland police sergeant Michelle Tutor is a woman who has never been one to give in to adversity or a challenge. Perhaps that trait is one of the major reasons she was recently named “Woman Police Officer of the Year” by the Wisconsin Association […]

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RCMP Mark 40 Years Of Women In The Force

                  “During that time I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted something different, something that wasn’t a desk job,” she said. With family members in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, she was able to see that there might be something […]

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