RNC takes part in International Women's Day
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) was talking about equality on Saturday.
Every year the RNC meets with women in the community on International Women's Day as it works towards a more balanced workforce.
Superintendent Brian Dowden hosted this year's event in Corner Brook, which was attended by organizations such as the Status of Women's Council, the Transition House, and the Grenfell Student's Union.
Superintendent Dowden says the RNC is continuously recruiting women to join the force, and that the St. John's campus will soon have an on-site day care centre in support of that effort.
"As a policing agency to effectively serve your community you should be reflective of the community," said Dowden on the importance of recruiting more women.
Paula Sheppard Thibeau of the Status of Women's Council says she appreciates RNC's support for her organization's fight to end violence against women.
"International Women's Day really for us is a day for reflection to look at how far we have come for our pursuit for equality, and how we move forward on our continuing goals towards equality," Thibeau said.
Similar events were held at RNC headquarters across the province on Saturday.