Moroccan female traffic police join motorcycle unit

21 finish training course, 3 working in Rabat

26 November, 15:46

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, NOVEMBER 26 - Women have for the first time joined motorcycle units of Moroccan traffic police. The first contingent has begun operating in Rabat and answers to a female police officer. Previously, only male officers had been authorized to watch over Moroccan traffic - which, as is often the case in North Africa, suffers from many problems. Female motorcyclists will from now on be patrolling the country's major roads, especially at peak traffic hours. The decision was made by the directorate general of national security. The entrance of women into the position was preceded by a difficult and selective training course that the women attended at the Royal Police Institute in Kénitra, which most of their male colleagues graduated from. Some 21 female motorcycle police have now successfully completed the training and are waiting to be integrated into the various deployments across the country, with a focus on the largest cities. Three are already working in Rabat and their presence has been welcomed by car drivers. Over the next few weeks, the other 18 will bolster units in Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fez, Tangiers, Tétouan and Agadir.


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