New Deputy Chief Pam Mizuno is leading change in the Windsor Police Service (WPS) by becoming the highest ranking female officer in their history.
Mizuno has dedicated 24 years of service with the Windsor Police; and in that time she has been a Staff Sergeant with the Drugs and Guns Unit, held a leadership role in a 3-year human rights project, and in 2016, she became the first female Superintendent with the Windsor Police.
As of February, Windsor Police Service estimates 18% of their police officers are female, which is below the national average. Chief Al Fredrick states that he believes the promotion will help attract other females to apply for the service by showing them that they will be recognized for their accomplishments. Fredrick states their goal is to have 50% of their officers be female; a number that is a better representation of the community.
Mizuno states that one of her main priorities is to ensure she can be available as a mentor for other women in the service.
“I think it’s a huge responsibility to be a role model for the women within our service, as well as any women in our community who aspire to be police officers.” – Deputy Chief Mizuno