Thirty-two female police officers from Warwickshire Police and eight female employees from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have recently taken part in a Military Activity Day.
At Swynnerton training camp in Staffordshire, the women were challenged to develop their leadership and teamwork skills.
The police officers and car workers were split into teams of ten and tackled Battlefield Communications, Field Craft, Practical Leadership, Physical Training, Weapon Training, dismounted Close Combat Trainer, a Planning Exercise and a Presentation.
The day was hosted and delivered by soldiers from Redditch-based 37th Signal Regiment with all the activities linking in with the women’s day to day role within the Police Service and JLR.
Inspector Lucy Sewell, from Warwickshire Police who also serves as a reservist with 37 Signal Regiment, said: “This day has all been about taking somebody into their panic zone and then into their stretch zone and then back into their comfort zone. This is how the police train officers in leadership and motivation.”
As well as developing their leadership and teamwork skills, the day gave the women a greater understanding of what the Army Reserves do and the extensive opportunities on offer.