Massachusetts women police officers attended an annual meeting in 1927.
Did you know that the first women police officers to serve the city of Boston made as much money as their male counter parts? Did you know the police women wore skirts as part of their uniforms? Did you know that women police officers weren’t allowed to carry a gun or a badge until 1972?
Today’s Boston Globe has a fantastic article, which features the archivist for the Boston Police Department, on the history of women in the police force. Read it here. View the accompanying photos here.