From Iceland — Police Need More Female Officers

Police Need More Female Officers

Published September 18, 2013

The chief of police in south Iceland is interested in hiring more female officers for the Vík í Mýrdal area.
Vísir reports that two police officer positions will open up in south Iceland on October 15. The positions are temporary, lasting only until January 14 of next year, but that still leaves room for plenty of heart-pounding police work in Vík.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir recently met with Hvolsvöllur Chief of Police Sveinn Kristján Rúnarsson to discuss the state of police work in south Iceland. Given the high proportion of men on the force, and the equal opportunity hiring policy of the police, women are especially encouraged to apply for the two positions.
“We haven’t had a lot of women apply for positions that we’ve had to offer,” Sveinn told reporters, “We want to take this opportunity to encourage interested women to apply.”
According to the police website, interested parties can send their CVs to You can also call 488-4112 for more information.

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