Castle Hill Police Mark 100 Years of Female Officers

As late as the 1970s, female police officers in NSW were issued with an official handbag, complete with a pocket designed for their handcuffs.

It’s a fact that amazes Sergeant Kaylene Wade, of Castle Hill police, as the state honours 100 years of women in policing.

The significance of the milestone has not escaped the veteran police officer of 21 years.

Originally planning to become a teacher, Sergeant Wade joined the police force while she was waiting for a school posting.

“I decided to join the police force because it was something I’d always wanted to do and I wanted to make sure there were no regrets,” she said.

Read the full story in Hills News.

Source: www.hillsnews.com.au

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