Female police officers are in for high praise as the Commissioner of Police and other male officers within the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda salute them in observance of International Women’s Day today.
In a message delivered today, Atlee Rodney said he was pleased to be associated with commissioners of police from across the region and other world leaders, who are saluting women in their celebration.
He made mention of several female officers who he said were trailblazers and served as examples for other females to emulate.
Rodney highlighted the contributions of Mrs. Maple Walter-Southwell, Mrs. Jocelyn Benta-Richards, and former commissioner of police, Ms. Delano Christopher, among several others, including those who are currently serving.
“It is not by coincidence that International Women’s Day is celebrated just a few days after the Women’s Police Retreat. The idea was for it to coincide with this international event, and to demonstrate my overall support for the empowerment of women within the police organization. Our women should have an equal opportunity to fulfill their true potential, as future leaders”, he said.
Rodney further encouraged “female officers to stand out and make a difference; not only as we celebrate International Women’s Day, but as we celebrate the empowerment of women in our society”.
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8.
This year’s theme, “ DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,”.