The first women to occupy positions of responsibility

Between 1997 and 1998, two women in the Mossos d’Esquadra reached two historic milestones by becoming the first women to hold the position of chief of a district police station and to reach the rank of sub-inspector.

The first female chief of a district police station

The basic police areas are responsible for public safety in specific geographical areas, providing citizens with all the necessary basic police services.

Each area belongs to one of the nine police regions in Catalonia.

District police stations represent each of the smaller districts into which basic police areas are divided. Districts exercise decentralised functions delegated to them by the police area.

The first woman to become the chief of a district police station was Yvonne V.M., now an inspector, when she was promoted to sergeant in Banyoles in 1997.

The first woman to become the chief of a district police station was Yvonne V.M., now an inspector, when she was promoted to sergeant in Banyoles in 1997.

The first female sub-inspector and chief of a basic police area

he first woman to occupy the position of maximum responsibility as chief of a basic police area was Rosa M. Gubianes, who is now an inspector. This occurred in 1998, in the Selva Interior basic police area, when she was promoted to sub-inspector. She was also the first woman in the Mossos d’Esquadra to be promoted to this rank of command.

Inspector Rosa M. Gubianes has been in the Mossos d’Esquadra police force since 1986 (2nd cohort) and has dedicated her career to public safety, administrative police work and investigation. She is currently the chief of the force’s Equality and Equity Unit.

Rosa M. Gubianes in her Mossos d’Esquadra sub-inspector’s uniform, in her office in Santa Coloma de Farners.