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Oct. 16, 1947: LAPD Issues Guns to Policewomen!

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Sixteen policewomen who will be graduated at 3 p.m. tomorrow from the Police Academy after their training course visited the City Attorney’s office yesterday to receive … Continue reading

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The vexations of research

  Aug. 18, 1957 Los Angeles Nearly a century ago, Los Angeles had the wisdom and foresight to appoint the first policewoman in the United States–or was she? Alice Stebbins Wells is usually given that distinction today, but the record … Continue reading

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Policewomen graduate

  June 15, 1957 Los Angeles Chief William H. Parker welcomed 12 new policewomen in commencement exercises at the Police Academy. The Times reports that most of the new officers will be assigned to the juvenile detail or work as … Continue reading

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