Mount Druitt LAC Celebrates 100 Years of Women In Policing

When Lillian Armfield and Maude Rhodes were appointed as special constables in 1915, they weren’t allowed to wear uniform or carry firearms.

It was 1948 before women were allowed to wear a uniform in the NSW Police Force, 1965 before they were sworn in as constables, and 1979 before they were allowed to carry firearms as a matter of routine.

“Today, easily a quarter of the officers are women at Mount Druitt local area command,” Sergeant Julie Underwood said.

Sergeant Underwood, a cop for 18 years, was one of 33 officers from her command celebrating the centenary of women in the NSW Police Force by taking part in a baton relay on July 29.


Read more in St Marys Star.

Source: www.stmarysstar.com.au


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