Female Police Officer Speaks Out On Sexual Harassment In The Police Force

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She knew she’d often be the only woman on her team and she could handle it — she was ‘one of the boys’.

It wasn’t until she left the force in 2010 — hyperventilating and in tears after a shocking incident that brought back the years of harassment, physical assault and threats she’d endured from male colleagues — she realised gender discrimination and sexual harassment was the one part of being a female cop she wasn’t prepared for, and it was unavoidable.

As Victoria Police Commissioner Ken Lay today announced a review into sexual harassment and predatory behaviour in the police force — a landmark review that’s expected to have a national impact — this former police officer has opened up on what it’s really for women in the force. – READ MORE AND VIEW VIDEOS


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