San Police Officers celebrate International Women’s Month

Friday, March 18th, 2016

As part of Women’s Month, San Pedro’s female officers took part in a community service initiative. March is internationally observed as Women’s Month, and it is dedicated to honouring the achievements accomplished by women, as well as encouraging women to strive for a better future. With this in mind, the women attached to the San Pedro Police Department decided it would be fitting for them to partake in community service demonstrating women’s versatility in the work force and importance in the community.Police Women Community Service Women's Month-4
As part of their initiative, Officer in Charge of the Coastal Executive Unit, Superintendent Sandra Bowden, along with three female officers assisted in the Holy Cross Feeding Program on Wednesday, March 16th. Through participating in the feeding program, the San Pedro female officers joined the kitchen staff at Holy Cross Anglican School to prepare and serve a wholesome meal for the students. Bowden was joined by Woman Police Constable (WPC) 1554 Areille Young, WPC 1049 Yadira Jones and WCP 1672 Veralina Arthurs.Police Women Community Service Women's Month-6
According to Bowden, it is important for the police department to give back, and even more so for the women officers who are a minority in the Belize Police Department. Out of the over 50 officers attached to the San Pedro Police Department only six are women: Superintendent Bowden, WPC Young, WPC Jones, WPC Arthurs, WPC Tashira Nuñez and WPC Ashley Ferguson.

The San Pedro Sun would like to wish all women across Ambergris Caye a happy International Women’s Month. Each and every woman is important, and we simply cannot “Imagine a Belize without Women”.

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