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  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:02 AM | Anonymous

    Royal Oak Police officers to talk about women’s place in law enforcement.

    Read the article here.

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    Women working to recruit more women to Austin Police department. Article, photos and video here.

  • Monday, February 04, 2019 5:58 AM | Anonymous

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

  • Monday, January 28, 2019 6:01 AM | Anonymous


    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.

    Read article here.
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 5:57 AM | Anonymous

    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.

    Read more here.

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:56 AM | Anonymous

    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. 

    Video and article here.

  • Friday, August 31, 2018 5:53 AM | Anonymous

    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 

  • Saturday, November 26, 2016 1:24 PM | Anonymous

    IAWP member seeking co facilitator (s) to assist in a   NFP 501C3 Housing  Transitioning training  program for returning veterans.

    Must be a US citizen

    Must be  currently sworn police oficer, serving   in a  law enforcement organization or recently retired.

    Previously,  served in the US  arm forces as MP!  military police experience is desired!

    Prefer persons with a  degree in higher education from an accredited college or university or currently pursuing one .

    Send your confidential resume and a short summary on how you transitioned from military police  service  to a civilian life? To  a pulic police career?  Include some of the challenges that you over came.

    Send to:

    Married couples are encouraged to apply.  Duo police career couples too!

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    August 22, 2016

    What if....

    When I announced my second pregnancy… my supervisor said to me "I thought we agreed you would keep your legs together". It was horrible. I had to move out of that area because working there was not going to be sustainable (female participant).

    What if....

    When I told my supervisor I was pregnant he said, "I’m really disappointed in you" (female participant).

    The AFP is one of Australia’s most influential law enforcement agencies operating both domestically and internationally. It has a proud history of almost 40 years. As is the case in many other sectors, the law enforcement environment is changing rapidly and so too must the AFP. Cultural renewal is critical for continued operational effectiveness.  About 60% female.  Over the last six months, at the invitation of Commissioner Andrew Colvin, a leader of enormous courage, my team and I have had the privilege of travelling the length and breadth of the organisation, speaking to over a thousand members face to face and hearing the views of many more through surveys and submissions. Our task was to undertake an independent review into culture and diversity with a focus on gender and to suggest initiatives which would enhance capability through greater levels of diversity and inclusion.

    Read the report  

    This publication can be found in electronic format on the Australian Federal Police website

    and on the website of Elizabeth Broderick and Co 

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:13 AM | Anonymous

    Sri Lankan police force to grant equal status to women
    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka said Wednesday it will lift a bar on women reaching the top ranks of the police, as part of wide-ranging reforms to the ailing force.

    Sri Lanka: DIG rank open to female police officers
     SriLanka_Women_Police_officers October 12, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian
     The National Police Commission (NPC) is looking to implement a scheme whereby Woman Police Constables (WPCs) would be promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG). At present, the highest rank a WPC can rise to before retirement is Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).


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