|Royal Canadian Mounted Police|
|Pictured left to right: Assistant
Commissioner Line Carbonneau
Commanding Officer, C Division
She joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1975 and has 27 years of service.
Commissioner Bev Busson
She joined the RCMP in 1974 and is the highest ranking female regular member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Superintendent Cindy Villeneuve
Director of the Customs and Excise, Headquarters, Ottawa.
She joined the RCMP in 1975 and marked her 27th year of service in 2002.
by Women Police Officers in the RCMP
|1974 The first troop of female police officers was sent to the training Academy.|
|1981 Women were first admitted
to the RCMP Musical Ride.
First women promoted to the rank of Corporal.
|1986 First woman equitation instructor.|
|1987 First woman in the RCMP "Air" Division
as a pilot.
First woman posted to a Foreign Post - Lyon, France.
First two women posted to the National Recruiting Team.
|1988 First ten women promoted as instructors at the Academy.|
|1989 First woman in charge of operational
detachment in contract province, Arviat
Detachment, Northwest Territories.
First woman appointed to United Nations Contingent - Namibia.
|1991 First woman to be promoted to Sergeant.|
|1992 First woman commissioned to
the Officer rank of Inspector.
First women posted to Yugoslavia via UNPROFOR.
|1994 Approximately 10% of regular
members were women.
Police women serving on Tactical Troop.
|1995 First woman promoted to Staff Sergeant.|
|1996 First woman promoted to Superintendent.|
1997 First woman promoted to the
senior executive rank of Chief Superintendent.
|1998 First woman promoted to Assistant Commissioner.|
|1999 25th anniversary of regular
female members in the RCMP.
Two women became RCMP Commanding Officers of their own Divisions - British Columbia and the Academy.
|2000 First woman to become a Division Staff Relations Representative.|
|2001 First female regular member offered part-time hours to accommodate family needs.|
|2002 First woman to become Deputy Commissioner.|