Maoriland Worker, Volume 7, Issue 294, 4 October 1916, Page 7
A sergeant of police in an important suburban district had recently to invite tho secretary of the Society for tho Protection of Women and Children to help him in connection with a neglected home where it was foujid necessary to send tho mother to Pakatoa and take charge of a number of little children. The police officer has no J poltical views, but he knew instinctive-! ly that the right person to deal with the matter was a woman. This is only one of many, cases wheretho interests of women and children and tbo interests of the State would be vo p t served by having women police permanently attached to the police force. This is a long overdue reiorm so far as iuw Zealand is concerned, and it remains for the Women's Societies throughout- New Zealand to | bring such pressure to bear on Pajliamont as will induce the Minister to follow the lead of other countries in this matter.