Indeed, as officers have become better educated and better trained, there is a feeling that we are ahead of the game compared with most other walks of life. I have heard more than one tale of an initiation ceremony when a young male has found himself in a predominantly female workplace. This is not a justification for sexism but the problem is not peculiar to the police nor to male environments.
To imply that no woman is safe in a police station is a slur on thousands of men who have dedicated their lives to making life safer for everyone. I was twice saved from serious injury by a quick-thinking and courageous woman colleague. Sexism is not just nasty, it's plain daft.
Detective Constable PETER SAVAGE
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