Women hold top positions at Surrey Police

Surrey Police is proud to be supporting this years Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

Surrey Police is proud to be supporting this years Women’s History Month (March) and International Women’s Day (8th March). This is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, past and present.

Surrey Police is doing a lot of work to ensure they are fully representative of the communities they serve and are encouraging all individuals in the organisation to reach their full potential.

The Force is very proud of the achievements of their female colleagues and will be using the month to shine a light on some of the inspiring individuals who have achieved fantastic things in their roles, and are respected role models in The Force and beyond.

Did you know? A century ago the course of the First World War resulted in the formation of the first female police patrols, organised by former militant suffragettes and members of the National Union of Women Workers.

The Force has a large number of highly successful female leaders across the organisation too, and their Firearms, Dogs, and Custody Teams are all led and commanded by women.  This is mirrored in Police Staff roles, with their Contact, People Services and Diversity Units all being managed by female leaders.

Did you know? Three of their extended Chief Officer Team are female and their first female Chief Constable, Lynne Owens, recently left to take on the most senior post in UK policing as Head of the National Crime Agency. 

The Force’s commitment to ensuring women have equal development and career opportunities, know they can progress and are supported at every stage is reinforced at the highest level. Surrey Police prides themselves on their ability to offer flexible working opportunities and allow those with caring responsibilities to progress and succeed in their career. Whilst all requests need to be balanced against operational needs, they support colleagues with a wide variety of flexible working arrangements in both Police Officer and Police Staff roles, including operational and front facing teams.

Throughout Women’s History Month we’ll be showcasing a number of women who work for Surrey Police in various capacities ranging from Operational Police Officers to Police Staff and their dedicated volunteers. Through these Big I.D.E.A features we hope to show you the diverse range of women that work and progress within the Force and how the organisation values and celebrates the contribution they make to the success of their operations.

Are you interested in joining Surrey Police and being part of our team?  If so click here to see our latest vacancies.

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Surrey Police

Surrey Police is highly respected as one of the UK’s most innovative and forward thinking Forces. Key to that success is the sheer quality and professionalism of our officers and police staff. We recognise that diversity is a strength and that the differences between people add value to our organisation. We are committed to equality and diversity, and being an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.


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