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Women in Policing

When policing came to the Territory there were no women police and by the standards of the day it was not considered a suitable job for a woman.   As societies views on the status and capabilities of women changed they began to be employed within the police service.  Initially there were restrictions on the duties that could be performed but over a relatively short space of time any differentiation disappeared apart from legislative requirements related to gender such as 'same sex' searches.   Today women police make up a significant proportion of the force and their contribution has been immense.  

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