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Hawa Tarin: From UofT to the RCMP

Posted on September 26, 2017  |  Filed under:

“It takes hard work and determination but the end result is priceless.”

Hawa Tarin completed her Honors Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto in June of 2010.. She has a major in the Woodsworth College administered Criminology program and double minor in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies. While completing her studies, she worked at the College in the computer lab and at the Visiting Student Program Office.


She now works for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a Constable. She is extremely proud that she is one of the first Afghan female police officers in the RCMP.  Tarin always knew she wanted to work in law enforcement, as she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father who was a judge in Afghanistan.


She explains her passion for law enforcement saying, “one of the greatest parts of being a police officer is that every day has the potential of being different and there is always a new challenge thrown your way.” She credits the University of Toronto for her “respect for all cultures, traditions and religions and embracing differences which is what differentiates this diverse country from others.”


Hawa hopes that other women, particularly Afghan women who have dreams of becoming a police officer act on their vision and begin pursuing it. “It takes hard work and determination but the end result is priceless. I love what I do and go to work each day proud and with a smile on my face.”

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