A Brief History of Women in the NYPD, Part 1

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Blackwell's Island
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1845: The NYPD hired its first female jail matrons.
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NYPD Uniforms
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1891: As a result of legislation passed in 1888, the first four police matrons were hired to search and transport female arrestees.
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Present And Correct
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1895: Minnie Gertrude Kelly became the first woman to work at HQ - in the capacity of Secretary to the Police Board.
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Police Parade through Streets of New York
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1912: Isabella Goodwin became the first female first grade detective.
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Policewomen March In New York Annual Police Parade
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1917: Two unknowns were issued special patrolwoman's badges.
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English Monarchs Visiting The Exhibition At New York In Usa
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1918: Ellen O'Grady was appointed the first female Deputy Commissioner, and six other women became the first official policewomen in the NYP…
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Policewoman Protecting Children Against Traffic Dangers In New York
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1919: The title of "policewoman" was changed to "patrolwoman."
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Women's Police Reserve
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1921: Mary Hamilton became the director of the Women's Police Precinct, with 20 women assigned to it.
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Cars Cross George Washington Bridge On Opening Day
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1924: Mary Bembry became the first woman shot in the line of duty.
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Early New York Policewoman
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1934: Female police officers enjoyed their first pistol practice alongside male officers.
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Bronx Cop In London
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1938: The first civil service exam was given for the position of "policewoman." Five thousand women took the test, and only 300 passed.