Women join the Mossos d’Esquadra police force for the first time

The year 1985 saw the second cohort recruited. The Police School in Mollet del Vallès, now called the Public Security Institute of Catalonia, was also set up that year (under Act 27, of 27 December 1985, creating the Police School of Catalonia). A total of 43 women joined the Mossos d’Esquadra for the first time as part of this group.

Women and men from the second cohort donning their Police School uniform.

Although it was 1985 when women were first able to enrol on the basic training course given at that time by the Police School, it was not until 1986 that the first 43 women graduated and became a definitive part of the Mossos d’Esquadra police force.

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Video of the graduation ceremony of the Mossos d’Esquadra’s second cohort.

Retalls de premsa, en blanc i negre, que parlen sobre la primera promoció de dones al cos de Mossos d’Esquadra.

Black and white press clippings about the first cohort of women to join the Mossos d’Esquadra.

Today, women account for 21% of Catalonia’s Autonomous Police – Mossos d’Esquadra. Although this is the highest percentage of women in any police force in Spain, there is still a long way to go, a lot to do every day, and a lot to accomplish to make the world more egalitarian. That is why we are working to increase the number of female officers and, as in other spheres, to boost the presence of women in positions of command.

Professionalism, leadership, dedication to service, perseverance and commitment are some of the values that define us. #ORGULLOSAdeserMossa