Top cop battling to have Queensland Police meet his order

 POLICE Commissioner Ian Stewart
POLICE Commissioner Ian Stewart

POLICE Commissioner Ian Stewart has revealed the service is struggling to attract enough women to maintain his 50-50 gender recruitment policy.

As 1000 delegates gather in Cairns for an international conference on women in policing, Mr Stewart insisted Queensland police would not drop standards in its drive to recruit women.

The state's top cop last year issued a directive that half of new recruits be women. Male officers outnumber women by almost three to one.

Police figures show the service met the target, with 205 women and 194 men accepted into the Queensland Police recruitment program in the year to March.

More at The Courier-Mail

Topics:  police queensland police service sexism

News Corp Australia

Large manta ray washes up on North Coast beach

A 2.4 metre manta ray washed up on the beach.

Evans Head resident Ken Miles came across the sea creature last week

Dangerous swell and surf continues on coast

There was a big swell at Snapper Rocks on Tuesday, October 17.

Surfers, boaters, swimmers and fishers to take caution.

Local Partners