Police Force Recalls Days When Female Officers Were ‘Of No Advantage’

3-17-2013 11-23-15 AM

 

 

 

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

Read more: Wales Online http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2013/03/08/police-force-recalls-days-when-female-officers-were-of-no-advantage-91466-32951060/#ixzz2Np4fSpbN

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