Female Police Defuse Tension in Beirut
June 28, 2017
February 7, 2017: When Mardig Boghossian was elected in May 2016 as the mayor of Burj Hammoud, a north-east district of Beirut, he embarked on a fascinating new experiment to change mentalities when he added 30 female officers to the 130-strong municipal police force. The idea to employ women officers came after he observed how people reacted to female security officers at the airport. Men, who interacted with women officers, tended to not lose their tempers or get angry as much as with their male counterparts. Women were recruited and then trained for six months officially graduating in September 2016. See full article: Female Police Experiment Helps Defuse Tension in Burj Hammoud (gulfnews.com)
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