RAE MARIE WARNER was something of an oddity back in 1970: a black female Philadelphia police officer.
In fact, there is every indication that Rae was the first African-American woman hired as a Philadelphia cop.
The Police Department put her in the Juvenile Aid Division, as it did with all female police officers in those days. It didn’t want them out on patrol.
That policy has long been changed, and women today patrol the city streets along with the men. Rae Warner might have been one of the pioneers who helped bring about the change. – READ MORE