Most women who wear the hijab never aspire to have a career in the police force. The reason behind is simple: There aren’t many women police officers who wear the hijab while on duty. Most countries around the world do not allow the hijab as part of official police uniform.
This has led many people to think that a career in the police force is not suitable for Muslim women who wear the hijab. The women in the pictures below shatter that stereotype and prove to the world that it’s perfectly possible to be a Police Officer and wear a hijab.
Maha Sukkar made history in November 2004, when she became the first Australian police officer to wear a hijab.
Jane Kemp, 28 years old, is a police officer in Manchester, UK.
“I just hope I can show it is OK for a Muslim woman to work in the police force and also change negative stereotypes about Islam.” She said.
Mona Tabesh is the first woman to wear a hijab in a Toronto Police Service uniform, which represents a token of assurance and a step to encourage other Muslim women to work in the police departments.
Indonesian female police officers are allowed to wear their hijab while on duty since March, 2015.
Donna Eljammal, a 26-year-old woman, became Sweden’s first police officer in a hijab.
Policewomen in Dubai are the talk of the town as they drive some of the world’s fastest cars to go after the bad guys!
Kadra Mohamed is Minnesota’s first hijab-wearing police woman and the first female officer of Somali origin.
Did we miss any other countries?