Police chief set to attend top event

Privilege: Chief Supt Irene Curtis

Privilege: Chief Supt Irene Curtis

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Lancashire Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis has been invited to join 450 women from all walks of life at the special 60th Women of the Year Lunch.

Chief Supt Curtis, President of the Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales, is attending the event in London on Monday.

Chief Supt Curtis is attending in celebration of her work leading the association, which represents more than 1,200 senior operational leaders in policing.

She is at the forefront of calls for a national debate about the future function of policing in the UK and the structure of the service in the face of unprecedented change and budget challenges

She said: “It is a real privilege to be counted alongside so many talented and inspiring women and to have the chance to learn from each other.

“The police service has 
been successful in recent years in getting more women to choose policing as a career, but representation of women in superintending ranks remains low.”

Women of the Year was first started in 1955.