Thursday, 7 March 2013

Lancashire Constabulary celebrates Women'sDay




Staff from Lancashire Constabulary will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on Friday 8 March 2013. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Lancashire Constabulary tell us that they are celebrating  the amazing work that all their female staff and officers do as well as raise awareness of the various female roles within the force.

Several female staff will be tweeting throughout the day to give an insight into a day in their working lives and to show what kind of things they deal with on a day to day basis. People can see the tweets by following ‘LancsPolice’ on Twitter.

The police tell us that there will also be several biographies about members of their staff on the Lancashire Police Facebook page, showing the diversity of jobs done by women in the police force.   At 11am on Friday there will be live web chat with PC Claire Van Deurs Goss, famous for starring in the documentary “999: What’s Your Emergency? , so get your questions in for Claire.

Last October PC van Deurs Goss was disciplined as, during the programme, she was shown applying lip gloss while in charge of a police vehicle and saying "lipstick is more effective than a Taser" when dealing with some dangerous situations. You can see her dealing with a few on the Youtube video about her at http://youtu.be/xJZ5ynVquC4.

The web chat can be found on the force website www.lancashire.police.uk/international-womens-day  and also via the Live Discussions app on the on the force’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/lancspolice.

Claire said: “I really wanted to get involved in International Women’s Day because I’m always keen to fly the flag for women and promote all the great work that our ladies do within Lancashire Constabulary. I think it’s so important to celebrate this global day and I’m really looking forward to chatting to people on the web chat and sharing my experiences of being a woman working in a largely male working environment.”

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