The Role of Women Police in Foreign Countries
According to statistics available about women Police in foreign countries about 55 countries employ women as Police personnel and the proportion of women employed as Police officers in criminal investigation varies between 0.5 to 15 per cent. These women Police were recruited mainly to deal with women and juvenile offenders but today they are allowed to perform all types of Police work. They regulate traffic, engage in crime investigation, perform patrol duty, render social service, do clerical work, attend to telecommunication and related work, involve in immigration duty, perform finger printing work, do public relations work, impart Police training, take care of crime prevention, control crowds, prevent drug trafficking, perform technical duties and involve themselves in welfare activities. In some countries, women Police are employed even as drivers. Statistics regarding the role of women Police is available in select few countries. Let us briefly trace out the origin, growth and the role of women Police in the select foreign countries.
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