The City of White Rock is the home to more female police officers than any other community in B.C. and in Canada.
Of White Rock’s 24 police officers, 56% of them are female. And data collected by Statistics Canada, shows that’s the highest percentage of female officers in Canada.
The only other force in Canada where female officers outnumber males is located in Warman, Saskatchewan.
Courtenay has the second highest percentage of women in B.C. at 37%.
Whereas Salmon Arm had the least-balanced RCMP detachment. All 17 officers here are male, reported the 2018 statistic.
To give a full-scope view, only 24% of officers in B.C. were women. That number drops to 22% across Canada.
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