Celebrating Women in Policing

By Deputy Chief Barbara McLean, Toronto Police Service Published: 7:44 a.m. March 8, 2019

The Toronto Police Service takes pride in, not just the accomplishments and progress women have made in policing, but in acknowledging the road travelled to get to where we are today.

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School Engagement Team Constable Janet Abramovitz has served for 10 years with the Toronto Police Service

Our predecessors had a vision, and is it incumbent upon us to ensure that this vison is neither lost, nor stifled. Women of the Toronto Police Service have taken on many roles within a non-traditional occupation and they are excelling! 

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Balance for Better – a balanced world is a better world. This theme focuses on a global push for professional and social equity. It is about relationships, just like today’s modern policing. It’s about how we serve our city each and every day.


Celebrating International Women's Day

Women in every corner of our organization make our city safer. Not only do women protect others, they inspire, educate, mentor and support each other. Women continue to break down barriers, challenge biases and are rising up in unison to create  #balanceforbetter.  Every day TPS women make a positive impact on the quality of life for those who live, work and play in our city.

TPS women occupy key roles in our organization: from priority response and neighbourhood officers to mechanics, dispatchers and 9-1-1 call takers. They are part of our leadership cadre at every level, as well as specialized investigators, psychologists, Court and Parking enforcement officers, and administrative support. TPS women excel in many, many more roles, making our organization and our city world class.

International Women’s Day give us a reason to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the women who comprise the Toronto Police Service. Together, we serve our communities, keeping Toronto the best and safest place to be.

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