Top Mountie (Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson) Turns To Women To Overhaul Front-line Policing.

“Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die, we have the spark that starts the fire.” (Rumi)

“We need to increase women coming into the force, we need to increase women in the senior executive ranks,” Commissioner Paulson said, explaining his goal is to have “more women in our decision-making process”. He further emphasized, “The value of having women in a Police Role is that you take the interaction with a citizen away from the Force Dynamic, and you put it in the behavior, Thoughtful Dynamic. It is quite a Powerful Force to be reckoned with. We have this sort of traditional notion that we are wrestling people, jumping on people, putting handcuffs on people. The woman’s view of the world is a much more Powerful, Persuasive Force than just an arm around the neck.”

Canada’s Top Cop pledged to increase the number of female recruits, and to promote more women to senior ranks. Commissioner Paulson said he wants half of all recruits to be women within two years to help reach the goal of having a national police force that is 30%  female by 2025.

© Samina Iqbal, 2014

About samina iqbal

I am a free lance writer who loves to write on social issues in particular. I am a house wife and my husband Dr. Shams Iqbal offers all the support and encouragement so that I can pursue my passion for authorship and other cause which is dear to me. My lifelong mission in life is to offer my support for the police officers who need to be supported and protected by general public like us. My inspiration to do this comes from my personal experiences of some of the greatest police officers whom I have witnessed do great deeds for the good of humanity. I am so inspired and fascinated to support this law enforcement group. On the other hand I like music, movies specially classics, I am a fashion geek, English and American literature are my passions.
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14 Responses to Top Mountie (Honorable RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson) Turns To Women To Overhaul Front-line Policing.

  1. Sharmishtha says:

    I fully agree with him, we in India too can split the police force in the ratio of 50-50, men and women.

    Women in police force can bring really positive effect, if they are genuine.


    • You are so right Sharmishtha my friend, women need to be an important part of the Police Force. Empowered women in the Police Force can bring a lot of great changes in the organisation’s culture. Equality brings harmony. Thanks for your valuable input my dear friend. Take care and God bless.


  2. terrepruitt says:

    Wow! Interesting.


  3. Commissioner Paulson is brilliant…”Thoughtful Dynamic”…love this! Wonderful post, as always, Samina!


    • Thanks Jill for such wonderful words for Honorable Commissioner Paulson. We are very proud of him since he is bringing great long term changes in the RCMP. Few people possess this thoughtful dynamism and brilliance, no doubt. Thanks again for your kind words about the post. You always make my day. Take care and God bless my friend.


  4. nightlake says:

    more power to women! informative post, Samina


    • Yes Padmini, more power to women in the Police Force. It does sound so cool. It is so true, our Honorable Commissioner is a dynamic person and means so well for the well being of women in the National Police Force. We are lucky and proud to have him as our Leader. Thanks my friend for your kind words about the post. Take care and God bless.


  5. reocochran says:

    I am always pleased when someone in a higher position wishes to generate more of an equality in hiring and training. As in all areas of life, I feel, women can help to be part of the balance in equations. They bring to the table, their job, their mostly ‘gentler’ selves. I appreciate this article and hope that his desire to reach a 50% or at least 33% goal happens! Canada’s Mounties “Rock!”
    Smiles, Robin


    • Thanks Robin for your valued input. i am totally in favor of equal number of men and women in every organization. Both men and women are important part of any organization but somehow women police officers are far less in number than their male counterparts. I believe women do bring their gentler, peace loving attitudes to the job. I wish all success to our honorable commissioner to increase the number of women in the police force. No doubt that Canada’s mounties are the best. Thanks so much for such kind words for them my friend. Take care and God bless.


  6. A noble and exciting endeavor. I hope the pursuit will find great success and I applaud the mindset. Cheers, Samina!


    • Thank you so much Shelley, our honorable commissioner is trying his best to bring long lasting and effective changes in the National police force (RCMP). We all pray for his success, here in Canada. Thanks for your kind words my friend. Take care and God bless.


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