Women urged to take police firearm roles

Women who work for North Wales Police are being urged to train in jobs traditionally done by the men like firearms officers and dog handlers.

It is part of an equality drive with special workshops being run with Welsh Assembly funding to get more women into traditionally male dominated roles.

It's not just North Wales Police taking part in the campaign either.

Debbie Bowe leads the workshops and wants to get rid of some of the ignorance that exists.

She said:

"It could be that there is a small business person who has pre-conceived ideas, thinking that if they recruit a certain person they will be pregnant in a couple of months.

"That is very much what we are trying to break down."