14 Oct 2021

Former female officers speak out over Police Scotland’s ‘sexist boys’ club’

The intense scrutiny of police culture and the attitudes of male officers towards women was brought to light by Sarah Everard’s murder.

Much of the attention has focused on the Metropolitan Police where Ms Everard’s killer worked. But a recent employment tribunal against Police Scotland, the UK’s second biggest force, has been hearing how a firearms unit there had operated like a sexist boys club.

We spoke to three former female officers who say they felt forced out of their jobs in Police Scotland by what they describe as a “sexist and misogynistic” culture.