RCMP Celebrates 40th Anniversary Swearing In of the First Female Troop

Thirty-two women made history 40 years ago today when they were sworn in as the first female police officers with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Within a week, they formed Troop 17 and started six months of training in Regina, Sask., at the RCMP Academy, “Depot” Division, changing the face of the RCMP forever. On March 3, 1975, 30 graduated and were sent to detachments across the country to blaze the trail for the thousands who’ve since followed.

In recognition of the significant contribution of these women, and of all the women who’ve served as civilians dating back to the 1890s, the RCMP’s National Women’s Advisory Committee (NWAC) is launching a special section on rcmp.gc.ca to tell some of their stories.

Read more on Royal Canadian Mounted Police website.

Source: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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