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Women have fought crime in S’pore since 1949. Their roles expanded over the years.https://t.co/7HPg61StAA

Women have fought crime in S’pore since 1949. Their roles expanded over the years.https://t.co/7HPg61StAA

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) was first established in 1819. But, it was only in 1949 that the SPF welcomed female police officers to join the force. In 1950, 10 female police trainees became the first women police officers when they signed on as regulars. This was a milestone event because it was the first time females working in the civil service received equal wages as their male counterparts. Since then, the role of women in the SPF have constantly evolved to accommodate a greater diversity of job scopes. Advertisement The first two groups of police women who joined the SPF. Photo via Home Team Triple Niner Girls and other early postings When women were first introduced into SPF, the female officers were often restricted to certain tasks, such as message operators. They were known as “Triple Niner Girls” because they manned the 999 emergency hotline. Photo via SPF’s...

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