“Important history to remind us how similar the struggle to equality was how much we owe past generations.” – Jane Hall
They take an active part in every aspect of modern policing, from walking the beat to leading forces and co-ordinating international affairs.
But the attitude towards women in our police forces was not always so inclusive, with a former Welsh chief constable once claiming he was “unable to subscribe to the opinion expressed that their employment would be any advantage”.
South Wales Police put together a brief history of women in the force to mark International Women’s Day, highlighting the obstacles facing and achievements of female police officers from World War One. Read more