Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is National Policewoman Day? In 1910, the Los Angeles Police Department hired the world's first female
police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, a former social worker.
Wells toured the nation starting in 1915, promoting the hiring
of women police officers. She also founded the International
Association of Policewomen. In 1934, she was appointed the
historian of the Los Angeles Police Department. By the time
she had retired in 1940, Wells had been a policewoman for 30
years.

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