Yvonne Fletcher campaign
Cressida Dick appointed Asst. Commissioner in Specialist Crime Directorate.
First female officer invited to join Collision Investigation Unit (having been the first female officer to pass required exams in 2009).2011
International Association of Women Police – Leadership Award to a Met. Detective Inspector
First female officer joined the Wildlife Crime Unit.
Female officer included as one of five Planners for Olympic Torch Relay.2012
International Association of Women Police – Leadership Award to a Met. female Chief Superintendent2013
First female officer to lead a team at London City Airport.2014
International Association of Women Police – Excellence in Performance Award to Met. Detective Inspector.
MWPA celebrates 40th anniversary.2016
Cressida Dick WN 6910 (and 243990) appointed first female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police 100 years after the ‘Special Patrols’ from the National Union of Women Workers were authorised in London by the Commissioner.
Body worn videos issued (BWV)10th April 2017
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iPads issued to officers.2017
100th anniversary of Women Policing London. The MWPA Chairman Beverley Edwards and members of the Association organised and took part in many events.
18 February - the celebrations begin with the opening of an exhibition of women policing London at the Heritage Centre, Empress State Building, Lillie Road, SW3 by the Commissioner. The exhibition stayed open until October. This date marks 100 years after the first 20 women signed their experimental one year contracts.
8 March - on International Women's Day, over 2000 officers took part in the 100 Strong Procession along the Mall, to be addressed by the Commissioner at Horseguards Parade.
10 March - Sennen Church, Sennen, West Cornwall a Service and dedication of a headstone for Lilian Wyles WN 23, and remembering all our pioneer female officers. This was attended in a private capacity by the Commissioner and organised by the MWPA.
27 April - Annual General Meeting at the new New Scotland Yard followed by a reception hosted by the Commissioner.
17 May - Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of police women in the Metropolitan Police, held at Westminster Abbey. This was 100 years to the day that the first Women Patrols first appeared at the Abbey in their new Harrods uniforms. The service was followed by a reception at Westminster Cathedral Hall.
18 May - Afternoon tea and speaker at the Union Jack Club
Exhbition at City Hall of serving women police in London. These images were subsequently made into a coffee table book, available for purchase.
20 June - Annual Service of Remembrance for fallen Metropolitan Police officers held at Hendon Police Training College. The MWPA laid a wreath in memory of women police, in this centenary year.
26 July - 150 Met Police cyclists met at the National Police Memorial in central London to take part in the Unity Bike Ride for COPS (Care of Police Survivors). They cycled to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire where they met up with the national contingent, now totalling 1000, for the annual service of remembrance two days later - July 28.
6 September - Centenary lunch at the Victory Services Club with our guest of honour Asst Commissioner Helen Ball.
15 October - "We've come a long way" - the story of women police in London, held at Cranford Community College. Organised by a local woman Inspector and her team, it was attended by students, serving officers and retirees from the MWPA. The past, present, and future was truly celebrated in the company of the Honorary Patron of the MWPA, the author Lynda La Plante.
The official portrait of the Commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick was unveiled. It featured her against a map of London, and in a typical pose of police shirt, rather than full tunic uniform. The artist was Frances Bell. The portrait will hang at Hendon Police College, alongside those of her 26 male predecessors2019
17 January - afternoon tea with bubbles at the Union Jack Club.
20 January - unveiling of sports montage at Imber Court Sports Club. 100 years of women police in sport was entitled "Celebrating Metropolitan Women Police in Sport 1919 to 2019. Imber Court also celebrated its centenary in 2019.
23 March - with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the UK, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson "locks down" the country. All events and meetings are cancelled.
1 May - the MWPA (Metropolitan Women Police Association) hold their first committee meeting via Zoom.
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