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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

NYPD - Historical and Current Research: Women in the NYPD

This is a guide mainly focusing on the history of the NYPD, but modern sources are covered too. By Ellen Belcher


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Web Resources and Timelines

History of Women in the NYPD - From the Policewomen's Endowment Association, includes a timeline.

Keynote Remarks at the 2015 Women in Policing Conference: “Women in the NYPD: Hear Them Roar” Mary Jo White, includes several links

NYPD CELEBRATES WOMEN IN POLICING (press release April 15, 2009)

Daily News (2/22/2017) Historic changes at NYPD as two women lead a Bureau for first time

NBC "Prime Suspects" slide show - A Brief History of Women in the NYPD" [not all of the images appear to match the captions]

Books and Serials on Women Police

WomenPolice - is published by the International Association of Women Police (IAWP). Previous titles were PoliceWoman and IAWP Bulletin. Periodicals - HV8023 .I2

Barack, L. (1928) Ziele und Aufgaben der weiblichen Polizei in Deutschland Special Collections (open stacks) - HV 8023 .B3 - this volume has several images of early NYPD and London Metropolitan Policewomen as well as those from other police forces.

Hamilton, M. (1971). The policewoman, her service and ideals. Reprint of the 1924 ed. (Police in America). New York: Arno Press & The New York Times. Stacks - HV8023 .H3 1971

Sullivan, M. (1938) My double life. (1983 reprint) Stacks - HV7911 .S84 A3 1983