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Met Police exhibition features female officers on the frontline

An exhibition featuring female police officers on the frontline has opened at City Hall.

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The Met Police wants show the wide range of roles done by women in the police in 2019 - from neighbourhood officers on patrol at Notting Hill carnival, to firearms officers on duty at Heathrow airport, and women facing a mock riot during public order training.

The exhibition, which is the latest in a series of events marking the centenary of the first female police officers going out on patrol in London in 1919.

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I’m delighted that we have been able to secure City Hall as a setting for these wonderful photographs, which demonstrate just how far we have come since those first pioneers stepped out on patrol in February 1919.

The diversity of roles on show that are being undertaken by the women in the photos represent the dedication, expertise and professionalism that thousands of female officers display day in and day out to keep London safe.

I hope the public will enjoy seeing them as much as we have, and that they may prove an inspiration to other women to come and help us forge the path ahead as we look to recruit a new generation of officers for the future.

– Helen Ball, Met Assistant Commissioner
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Credit: Met Police
Credit: Met Police
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