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Kekaha Hawaii - Female Chief takes on Pacific Missile Range. Janis Kimata recently was promoted to the rank of assistant fire chief of ITT Exelis and the Barking Sands Fire Department on the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kekaha, Hawaii. She is only the second woman in Hawaii to attain this rank.
Study - Police officer stress creates significant health risks compared to general population, study finds. The daily psychological stresses that police officers experience in their work put them at significantly higher risk than the general population for a host of long-term physical and mental health effects. That's the overall finding of a major scientific study of the Buffalo Police Department called Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress (BCOPS) conducted over five years by a University at Buffalo researcher. "Usually, health disparities are defined by socioeconomic and ethnic factors, but here you have a disparity caused by an occupation," says University of Buffalo's Violanti.
Vancouver Canada - Vancouver Police celebrates 100 years of women in the force. Retired Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Carolyn Daley, who served from 1975 to 2003, achieved the highest rank of any woman in the force’s history.
World Police and Fire Games, August 1 -10, 2013 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The 2013 World Police and Fire Games take place in Belfast from 1 to 10 August 2013, attracting 25,000 visitors from over 70 countries. The Games are the third largest international multi-sport event in the world including an estimated 10,000 participants competing in around 65 sports. For more information go to www.2013wpfg.com.
2012 IAWP Award Recipients Announced.
Regional Coordinator, Amena Begam, Region 15, has been
selected for one of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships.
She will be in the U.S. for an intensive 7-week program
September 29 - November 6. The program is for emerging
leaders with a record of achievement and high potential for
further advancements to broaden their horizons through the
exchange of perspectives with U.S. leaders. The program
typically involves visits to 8-10 U.S. cities and 50-60
Read about the program
Read the Announcement of 2012 South Asia Regional
United Nations Women Watch. Latest News and Updates.