Poland set to see first woman police chief
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland is set to see its first female head of a regional police department, with Irene Doroszkiewicz nominated to become head of the Opole Police Inspectorate.
Doroszkiewicz will be officially nominated on Thursday by President Bronisław Komorowski to head up the police in the south-west Poland province.
She is one of six officers to be promoted at this year’s ceremony at the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw on Thursday.
The Sejm will also host an international conference "90 years of Women in the Police" also starting on Thursday.
At police headquarters in Warsaw on Friday there will be a ceremony commemorating policemen and policewomen who have fallen in the line of duty.
Further commemorations will be held on Saturday in the Great Hall of the Royal Castle, where nominations and awards will be handed out. Police detachments will then march from Castle Square to Piłsudski Square. (jh)