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Women in Law Enforcement Photo Timeline

In celebrating National Women's History Month, check out this timeline that follows the evolution of women in law enforcement through photographs from the Museum's collection. Click on an image to learn about challenges and triumphs for women in policing, from mid to late 19th century police matrons to modern-day police officers.

Mid 19th to Early 20th Century

1920-1960

 

1960-1980

1980 to Today