WOMEN POLICE

  • National Police Academy set to have first woman boss December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: National Police Academy, the Hyderabadbased alma mater for IPS officers in the country, will soon get a woman chief for the first time in its history. Aruna Bahuguna, a 1979batch IPS officer, is tipped to be appointed as the new director of the 65yearold institution, also known as...
  • Delhi Police short of 2,500 lady officers June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising crimes against women, some startling facts have emerged. There's a shortfall of 2,500 lady officers in the Delhi Police. With less than ideal working conditions, even serving women officers are struggling to make a difference. "I leave every morning at 8. I...
  • Women constitute only 5.33 pc of police forces March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The country has just 5.33 per cent women in police forces despite growing demands for more representation in law enforcement agencies. According to Home Ministry statistics, out of 15,85,117 personnel working in state police forces, only 84,479 or just 5.33 per cent are women. Besides, there are just 499...
  • Allwoman police station in every district of Andhra soon February 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: In a move towards ensuring women's safety, the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday decided to set up one allwoman police station in every district of the state. It was decided to open two to four women police stations in the state capital, besides one or two such stations in...
  • Traffic policewoman getting trained in martial arts January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Next time you see a traffic policewoman twisting, immobilising or detaining a violent motorist on the busy streets of Mumbai, do not be surprised. About 100 of the 350 female traffic cops in the metropolis are undergoing a 10daylong basic training in martial arts at Naigaon police ground in...
  • Rajasthan top cop exhibits gender bias, faces flak May 21, 2009

    Jaipur: Gender bias in the Rajasthan police has been exposed by the action of none other than one of their own senior officers. He said women are weaker than men and cannot be part of the Rajasthan Armed Police. The statement has kicked up quite a row in the state. Incidentally,...