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HAPPY 100 YEARS
Service (QPS) Australia Celebrating 50 Years of
Women in the QPS
Queensland Police celebrate half
century of women in the service; from eight in
1965 to 3,038 today!
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A line of women in policewomen's uniforms showing
the evolution of the uniform on International
Women's Day in 1998. (Supplied:
Queensland Police Service)
Until 1931, the Queensland
Police Force, as it was known at
the time, was exclusively male,
and while two women were then
appointed as officers they were
not given a uniform or any
powers of arrest. It was not
until 1965 that eight women were
given sworn powers and joined
the force as plain clothes
officers. While the women had
equal power and rank to male
officers, it was not until
September 1970 that women would
receive equal pay. Today there
are 3,038 female police officers
in the Queensland Police
Service, making up about 26 per
cent of the service.
Link to Read Full Story Online
IAWP 2015 Annual Training
Conference Open for Registration and Payment
- All Law Enforcement
Invited to Attend. Sessions for Everyone!
International Speakers and Presentations.
Cardiff Wales United Kingdom
August 23 - 27, 2015
Kenya Association of Women Police
KAWP is an Affiliate of IAWP. Some members are
pictured after a meeting held in the garden.
Photos courtesy of
IAWP Region 20 Blog
The two uniforms represent the two Services that
make up the National Police Service in Kenya. The
white shirts are from Kenya Police Service (KPS)
and the jungle represent the Administration Police
\Service (APS). The difference is minimal but the
integration especially with the women is amazing.
The KAWP are very close and we meet regularly to
discuss, share and bond. These women are all from
IAWP Region 20, Terry Muttayi, IAWP Regional
|VINTAGE PHOTOS San Antonio Police
Department courtesy of MySanAntonio.com
More than 200 women officers
serve in the San Antonio Police Department today, but in
1961, there were only six.
View more photos and
read the full article online.
The Female Met Police UK
The transformation to "Voluntary Women
Patrols" in 1917
Courtesy of Leonard Bentley
Flickr July 8, 2012
The Met's future
Women Police had their foundation in the second
scheme proposed by the National Union of Women
Workers, known from 1918 as the National Council for
Women. In 1914 they had been approached by Scotland
Yard and asked to set up women patrols in the
Metropolitan Police area, they were known as
Voluntary Women Patrols (VWP). Their task was to
work among the women and girls who were coming to
London in increasing numbers to hang around the
various army camps, parks, recruiting stations and
A special Women's Patrol Committee was formed by the
National Union in London and within a few months
more than 500 voluntary patrols had enrolled, the
movement gradually spreading throughout the country
and proving to be of invaluable help. The National
Union of Women Patrols Committee received a subsidy
of Ł400 in 1917 to carry out its patrol work in the
Metropolitan area. Records show that 2,338 women
were working as patrols in 92 different areas. The
Union trained the women and then sent them out under
their auspices or lent them to Chief Constables.
Between 4,000 and 5,000 women passed through their
- INVOLVED, CONCERNED AND DOING ITS PART
Throughout 2014, the IAWP is focusing on
several critical issues. Read about each at their webpage link.
STOP Human Trafficking
The shameful practice of human trafficking around the
world knows neither borders nor gender.
Raising awareness of the challenges
facing police women in Afghanistan
The IAWP Resolutions
IAWP's GLOBAL PRESENCE
THROUGH ITS 26 REGIONS
IAWP 100 Year Celebration Coin. Get One or
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Celebrate 100 Year
Birthday of the International Association of Women Police, 1915-2015
here for details. You can order the silver coin now!
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