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

When:
May 26, 2021 all-day
2021-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
2021-05-27T00:00:00-04:00

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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