Increasing The Number Of Women In RCMP





I may disagree with gender quotas, but I completely agree with Sgt. Akitt’s comments of policing.” – Jane Hall 



It is two in the afternoon, as Sgt. Laura Akitt takes a distress call from command.

“Will I ever be as strong as most men in the force, no. I counter that with my ability to talk to people,” she said. “There are other ways other than pure physical force to deal with a scenario.”

Akitt has been with the RCMP for 16 years. She is currently the dispatch commander for Fort Macleod. She said it was the daily challenge of the job that initially sparked her interest. – READ MORE


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