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“100 Years of Women In Law Enforcement”


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Women’s Police Officers and Associates will release a commemorative magazine called “100 Years of Women In Law Enforcement” on Sept. 28.

“We are very excited to produce a magazine that truly represents women as the law enforcement professionals they have worked so hard to become over the past 100 years,” said LAPD Detective Deborah Gonzales, who heads up the organization.

The magazine illustrates the changes and contributions women have made to the policing profession. The magazines has articles on historical and contemporary issues. There’s an article about the first women of the Special Weapons and Tactics squad, female police chiefs and other issues.

“With the rich history that the women of the LAPD began in the 1900s, it seems almost irresponsible not to commemorate the 100 years of achievements made not only by the women of the LAPD, but in every police department around the world. It is our hope that this small glimpse into the lives of women who made such a difference will inspire both men and women to appreciate our differences and celebrate our similarities as criminal justice professionals,” Gonzales said.

To get your copy of the magazine, or for more information about the organization, visit