A new uniform piece could 'open doors' for women of other cultures looking to begin a career with the Edmonton Police Service in Canada, reports the Edmonton Sun.

At an Edmonton Police Commission meeting Thursday it was revealed that EPS is working on introducing a hijab option to the uniform.

Natasha Goudar with the Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Unit said the conversation started when a recruiter was asked if EPS would "ever even consider allowing someone to wear a hijab."

Goudar says officers have been working closely with various Muslim communities, talking to Imams about cultural implications and requirements.

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