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Period 1991-2010

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1991

First career breaks allowed.

June - First two female officers to join Firearms Unit. (AFO)

Nov – First incident where female Firearms Officers is shot at and shot suspect. First female officer to join Firearms Unit.

1991
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1992

Stanhope Gold Medal was awarded to female constable who in January went to give first aid a scaffolder who had fallen and landed up on a sloping roof of a fourth-floor dormer window.

30th November 47 women joined Training School and the last separate female warrant no. was issued.

1992
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1993

Part time work introduced

1993
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1994

First black woman appointed as Firearms Officer.

1994
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1995

International Association of Women Police - Excellence Award in Performance Met. Dog handler.

Equipment belts introduced vest introduced

1995
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1996

MWPA celebrates 20th anniversary.

1996
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1997

WPC Nina McKay WN 9774 stabbed to death, whilst performing duty as a TSG officer at Forest Gate.

Female Mounted Branch officer formed part of ‘Black Escort’ (Mounted) Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

1997
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1998

First two women appointed as Deputy Assistant Commissioner’s

1998
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2000

Specialist Operations Organised Crime Group formed (SOOCG)

Women officers posted to Bosnia Hercegovina under UN Control.

2000
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2001

Rape Investigation victim support in Sapphire Teams

Senior female officer appointed Commander in the Diversity Directorate

2001
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2002

Engender - Met Police action plan to empower women in Met Police

Female Officers may now wear the Muslim headdress 'hijab'

Commissioner's women's focus group set up.

2002
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2003

Met Police unveil the new female Met Vest.

First woman appointed to lead the Flying Squad

First female appointed Commander of Special Branch

First National Senior Police Women's Conference. Commissioner praises role of women police officers.

2003
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2004

First female EU national (Finland) allowed to join.

Women officers posted to Sierra Leona under UN Control.

2004
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2005

Central London tube bombs on 7 July. Female officer awarded MBE for saving lives of 2 injured passengers.

Female officer seconded to British Police contingency to Thailand

2005
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2006

Female appointed as first Deputy Asst. Commissioner in Specialist Operations.

International Association of Women Police – Bravery Award to female officer for action in regard to Central London tube bombs on 7 July 2005

MWPA celebrates 30th anniversary.

2006
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2007

New Met. vest issued

2007