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Somers Hires Town’s First Female Police Officer

                  The Town of Somers has hired its first ever female police officer. Officer Shannon Belcher was sworn in on Monday. She has an extensive 25-year career with the Connecticut State Police where she served in Tolland, Danielson and Meriden. She also spent several years working with […]

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Regina Police Service – First Female Police Officer

                  1957 marked a historic year for the Regina Police Service with the hiring of the first female constable.  The idea of having women as police officers had been debated since the early days of the police service, however, although there were female matrons and administrative staff, […]

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SK’s First Female Police Officer Calls It A Career

                  SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Joyce Comstock sat at her desk at the South Kingstown Police Department Wednesday, reflecting fondly on her years of service. “I’ve been here so long,” she said, “it’s like my second home.” After over three decades—32.8 years, to be precise—on the job, Comstock Wednesday worked […]

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Westhampton Beach Village’s First Female Police Officer Begins Making The Rounds

                  It is safe to say that Ashley Czelatka is already familiar with the community of Westhampton Beach.Most regulars of the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market, held on Saturdays in the municipal parking lot on Mill Road, will recognize her as the traffic control officer who could often […]

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St. Paul’s First Female Police Officer Honored

                  More than 40 years after Debbie Montgomery made history by becoming St. Paul’s first female police officer, a photograph of her as a rookie cop was unveiled in the police department’s Western District community room Tuesday. Montgomery’s photo and a plaque about her now join other pictures […]

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High Ranking Female Officers In The Desert Pave Way

                  Melissa Desmarais has achieved a lot of firsts in the history of the Palm Springs Police Department. Since 2002, she’s achieved the distinction of the first female motorcycle officer, first female sergeant and, now, the first female lieutenant the department has ever promoted. In her 13 […]

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Margaret Corkill: Tributes To Constabulary’s First Female Officer

                  Margaret Corkill was recruited in 1967 but had to wait to join until the following year as regulations for female officers did not exist. Chief Constable Gary Roberts said she was “well known, much liked and widely respected.” Her funeral will be held at Kirk Braddan […]

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Female Officer Joins The Hawthorne Police Department

                    The police department has a new member of the force, who graduated at the top of her police academy class and will be the only female officer on the squad. Officer Tonya Schneider, 23, of Hawthorne, was ceremonially sworn in at the April 1 council […]

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EXCLUSIVE: How Sexual Abuse By Male Officers Fuels HIV Among Female Colleagues – Report

                  The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is by far higher among female police personnel in Nigeria than among their male counterparts, and the lead cause is sexual exploitation by male officers who deliberately toughen police routines to make the women vulnerable to sexual abuse, an internal police assessment […]

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She’s Lockport’s First Female Cop

                  By the third grade, Jamie Findley knew she wanted to be a cop, but she didn’t realize she would someday help a law enforcement agency reach a milestone. Findley, 34, became the Lockport Police Department’s first-ever female officer in August. “This is the first time I’ve […]

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