Liverpool’s Women in Policing Baton Relay Marches Through CBD


Liverpool Police Station held it’s Women in Policing Baton Relay this morning [Wednesday August 19], at Bigge Park.

The relay event had visited police stations throughout the state, to mark 100 years of women in policing.

Liverpool’s multicultural community liaison officer Mary Hilmi said 2015 marked 100 years of women in policing.

“The anniversary marks a significant milestone for the force and celebrates the evolution of the role of women in policing in NSW since the introduction of our first female Special Constables in 1915,” she said.

“In 1915, the NSW Police Force advertised two positions for women and got 500 applications.

“The role of women at that time was purely administrative.”

The first female officers had limited entitlements and did not wear a uniform.

NSW Police Force Commissioner, Andrew Scipione said the police force had organised the relay to give “due recognition to all women who have worked within the force”.

After the relay there was a sausage sizzle and exhibitions of police vehicles and specialist units including forensic services, operational support and mounted police.

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