Assistant PCC Judy Foster comments on International Women's Day 2017
Assistant West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Judy Foster said: "The theme of this year's International
Women's Day is Be Bold For Change, calling on people to help forge
a more equal working world.
"West Midlands Police has always been a pioneer when it comes to
women's rights and I am proud of its strong and spirited
"This year marks the 100th anniversary of the force's
first female officers and, today, there are more than 2,000,
including Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe, Assistant Chief
Constable Michele Larmour and scores of Commanders and unit
"The office of the PCC is also dedicated to inclusion and
equality and 67 per cent of our staff are female. I am also
extremely proud of the hard work being carried out by the office in
fields that disproportionally affect women, including domestic
violence, coercive control and honour-based violence.
"International Women's Day is a great opportunity to take stock
of where we've been, where we're going and what we need to do to Be
Bold For Change in the future."