University of Derby CivicLAB: Tom Andrews: Women in Policing - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

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Date: 10:30am - 11:30 am

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Women in Policing: A History Through Personal Stories charts the progress of women in British law enforcement roles from as far back as the 11th Century. It primarily focuses on the introduction of pseudo-policing roles for women in WWI to the present day, telling this through personal stories.

From a fight to be accepted in policing at all – by women who certainly saw themselves as far superior to the common ‘Bobby’; through female officers ‘only being useful for dealing with crimes involving women and children’; through to their common acceptance and positions of rank, including Chief Constable. The foreword is by the nation’s first female Chief Constable, Pauline Clare.

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