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  • 7 Feb 2019 5:13 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Women working to recruit more women to Austin Police Department

    Article, photos and video

  • 4 Feb 2019 6:39 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Sara Thornton, UK, head of the National Police Chiefs' Council since 2015, will take up the role later this year.  Read article:

  • 28 Jan 2019 5:32 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)


    Over 7,000 personnel of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police, including 69 women constables, have successfully completed a grueling Elite Commando Training Course.

    As per a statement issued by K-P police’s public relations, the police personnel completed training in 15 basic courses conducted at different training centres.

    Most policemen, including the women constables, voluntarily opted for the tough four-month long course.

    The communique also said another batch of women commandos is currently being trained and shall soon be elevated to the rank of elite commandos.

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  • 25 Jan 2019 5:13 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Some 168 Afghan women cadets are currently being trained in the Police Vocational Education Center in Central Anatolian province of Sivas as part of a memorandum signed between Turkey and Afghanistan regarding the training and capacity enhancement of the Afghan National Police.

    The training program, which started on Nov. 1, 2018, covers a period of six months.

    Afghan police cadets have been receiving training in Sivas since 2011 as part of the cooperating agreement between the two countries. So far, 3,353 Afghan cadets, including 1,212 women, have completed their training.

    Apart from their trainings, Afghan women cadets area also having a chance to establish close relations with Turkish women police officers who are training them.


  • 24 Jan 2019 5:27 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Nearly 25% of Derby police officers are women.

    The Derby Police Department has a growing number of female officers and they say the stereotypes of working in a male-dominated field doesn't scare them. 

    47 officers make up the department and 11 of them are female. That number is is nearly double the national average for female officers in a single agency according to a 2017 FBI report. 

    "The city has gotten used to seeing female officers," said Lt. Karensa Schiffel. "So, that has kind of changed over the years."

    Lt. Schiffel has been working for the department for nearly 13 years and made history in 2016.

    "I am in the rank of leutinant and I am the first female to reach this rank in the department's history," Lt. Schieffel said. 

    Those growing statistics aren't only at the police station, though. 

    The two school resouce officers at Derby High School are also female. 

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  • 31 Aug 2018 11:25 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Meet IAWP President Deborah Friedl (United States) and hear her vision for the International Association of Women Police for the next 3 years. Link to video on IAWP YouTube
    Remarks prepared for the 56th Annual Training Conference, IAWP 2018 Calgary, August 26-30, 2018. ©IAWP 2018.


    Deputy Superintendent, Lowell Police Department, Massachusetts United States

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