A Manitoba police force has made history in a move the chief of police calls long overdue. For the first time in 101 years, the Winkler Police Service is hiring two female police officers.
Local resident Kendra Derksen, and Megan Fallis of Warren, will join the force in December.
Derksen has lived in the Winkler area her entire life and has been keen on a career in policing for as long as she can remember.
“It’s always been something that’s interested me, giving back to the community, working with people, trying to help people out,” she told CTV Winnipeg.
She had long noticed that, among the 19 officers in town, there were never any women. So she’s proud that she will be among the first. – READ MORE