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Author Snow, Robert L

Title Policewomen who made history : breaking through the ranks / Robert L. Snow

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2010]
 CCRI-Newport  HV8023 .S66 2010    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Denver  HV8023 .S66 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HV8023 .S66 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 195 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p.177-187) and index
Contents Foreword -- 1: Moment -- 2: History of women in policing, 1845-1968 -- 3: Motivations -- 4: Car 47 -- 5: Reaction to the advancement of policewomen -- 6: Heroines in the struggle for equality -- 7: Policewomen after Car 47 -- 8: Strain on relationships -- 9: Supreme sacrifice -- 10: Women in other public safety jobs --11: Policewomen today and tomorrow
Note The author covers the entire history of policewomen in America since their initial promotion from desk jobs to patrol positions, and through the ranks from there. In only 40 years, women in police departments across the country have advanced with amazing speed to positions traditionally reserved for men. Many have gone on to become police chiefs, SWAT team commanders, homicide detectives, training instructors, and patrol officers. Having witnessed first-hand the transition from women as meter-maids to full-fledged officers, the author offers first-hand accounts from women and others engaged in this important and transformative change in the world of American policing
LC subject Policewomen -- United States
Policewomen -- United States -- History
ISBN 9781442200333 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442200332 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781442200357 (electronic)
1442200359 (electronic)