1967 : First Two Women Sworn in as Michigan State Police Officers

May 26, 2018 all-day

On May 26, 1967, Kay E. Whitfield of Pontiac and Noreen E. Hillary of Grand Rapids became the first two women sworn in as officers in the Michigan State Police.

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook page

For more information about women police, see

“Two Tough Troopers”, Battle Creek Enquirer, May 27, 1967, p.1

Breaking the brass ceiling : women police chiefs and their paths to the top / Dorothy Moses Schulz.

History in blue : 160 years of women police, sheriffs, detectives, and state troopers / Allan T. Duffin.

Police women : life with the badge / Sandra K. Wells and Betty L. Alt.

Women and policing in America : classic and contemporary readings / [edited by] Kimberly D. Hassell, Carol A. Archbold, Dorothy Moses Schulz.

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