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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
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
Part time work introduced1993
First black woman appointed as Firearms Officer.1994
International Association of Women Police - Excellence Award in Performance Met. Dog handler.
Equipment belts introduced vest introduced1995
MWPA celebrates 20th anniversary.1996
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
First two women appointed as Deputy Assistant Commissioner’s1998
Specialist Operations Organised Crime Group formed (SOOCG)
Women officers posted to Bosnia Hercegovina under UN Control.2000
Rape Investigation victim support in Sapphire Teams
Senior female officer appointed Commander in the Diversity Directorate2001
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
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
First female EU national (Finland) allowed to join.
Women officers posted to Sierra Leona under UN Control.2004
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 Thailand2005
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
New Met. vest issued2007