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Cumbria Police Appeal Uncovers Force’s First Female Officers

                  The appeal was launched by Cumbria Police in January to mark the 100th anniversary of female police officers. Relatives and members of the public have dug out newspaper articles, photos and letters of 21 “pioneering” women thought to be the first to enrol. Det Supt Cath […]

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Celebrating The 100-Year Anniversary Of NSW’s First Female Police Officers

                  2015 marks the 100 year anniversary of women in the NSW Police Force. Superintendent Tony Crandell reflects on their contributions and achievements, including championing LGBTI issues and diversity. One hundred years ago, two women – Lillian Armfield and Maude Rhodes – became the first female police […]

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Original Female Police Members

In 1912, police departments in North America realized a need for female police officers: In 1912, the Vancouver City Police hired their first two female police offices in Canada – Laurency Harris and Minnie Miller; and In the same year, San Antonio Texas advertised for women police members as outlined in the newspaper advertisement below: […]

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