By Late 1970s, More Women Portraying Police Officers on TV

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Women in Law Enforcement Timeline

By Late 1970s, More Women Portraying Police Officers on TV


Photograph: Actress April Clough in police uniform, "T.J. Hooker" police drama TV series, February 1982. 2010.51.11c. Collection of the National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC..

"TJ Hooker" Actress April Clough, 1982

1974-1978: “Police Woman” television series is on the air, starring actor Angie Dickinson. Like “Decoy: Police Woman,” this series led to many more starring women as police officers, such as ABC's “Honey West” starring Anne Francis, CBS’s “Cagney and Lacey” starring Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless, NBC’s “Hill Street Blues,” ABC’s “NYPDBlue,” NBC’s “Law and Order” and CBS’s “CSI” series.