The Ottawa Police Service is looking into revising its inclusion policy after an officer told CBC News she wanted the hijab included in official policy.
On Friday, Cst. Lila Shibley — the first and only Muslim woman with the Ottawa police — told All in a Day she thought a hijab policy would encourage more young girls to apply to become police officers.
After the interview, Chief Charles Bordeleau tweeted that his Monday to-do list included drafting a hijab policy.
While the current stance is hijabs are acceptable, he said he plans on looking into how to make the force's cultural and religious inclusion policy more explicit about allowing officers to wear the head coverings.