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Solveig Schmeing: Highlighting and empowering women in policing (Part 1)

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In this video, May-Britt V. R. Ronnebro interviews Solveig Schmeing, a policewoman from Sweden who is currently on a UN mission in South Sudan.

They discuss Solveig’s background in Swedish policing, the challenges of being a policewoman, and her experience as an investigation leader.

Solveig shares how she balances her work and family life, and the importance of having a supportive family.

They also touch on the training required to become an investigation leader. Overall, the conversation highlights the experiences and perspectives of women in policing.


  1. Women are being highlighted and empowered in policing through initiatives like SheIsIPA and Policing TV.
  2. Solveig Schmeing is a policewoman from Sweden currently on a UN mission in South Sudan.
  3. Solveig shares her background in Swedish policing and her experience as an investigation leader.
  4. Balancing work and family life can be challenging for policewomen, but having a supportive family is crucial.
  5. Training is required to become an investigation leader in the Swedish police.

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