The late Ann Leybourne Biebel, seen here was a fine example of an officer that did great work in both uniforms. I admit I had a difficult time adjusting to this petite and feminine woman’s change to wearing pants, and replacing her cute little beret with the O.W. Wilson, checkerboard hat.
There was a time when men were men and women were women. That’s all changed now and I was sorry to see that concept go away. Women were belatedly integrated with men for regular police work. I have no problem with this other than for too many women a loss of their femininity. Women have proven themselves up to the task for the most part.
Not all female officers are in patrol. Many work desk duties, or are involved with academy training. These gals don’t need to cross-dress as men to perform their duties like what’s required in patrol.
I say it’s time to bring back those policewomen uniforms for those ladies who are assigned to wear uniforms outside of patrol.
Roseanne Fitzgerald, Cindy Kane, Sue Luther and Marie Murphy are some of the ladies pictured here.