As the hierarchy of the Police Force seeks to optimize the skills of its officers through training, female members will be participating in a one-day Women Police Retreat on the weekend.
A press release from the Force indicates that close to 200 female police officers will attend the event, which is themed “Empowering Women in Law Enforcement.” It will take place on the American University of Antigua (AUA) campus on Saturday, March 4.
Reportedly, a cadre of distinguished and dynamic women, from various professional backgrounds, will be speaking on a number of topics that are aimed at developing and empowering those female officers aspiring to be leaders, and enhancing their potential and efficiency as law-enforcement officers.
Some of the topics to be discussed include: How to Reach Your Potential in a Male-dominated Organization; Self-development for Professional Advancement; Financial Wellness; and Women and Mental Health.
The day’s activities will be preceded by a brief opening ceremony that will be attended by Commissioner of Police Atlee Rodney and other senior officers, along with officials from the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Public Safety, and Labour.
Commissioner Rodney is said to be fully supportive of this undertaking by the female officers and is wishing them a successful retreat.
Reportedly, the first-ever retreat for policewomen was held at the former Royal Antiguan Hotel in October 2016, under the theme: “Strong Women Bonding Together to Make a Difference.”