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Fighting crime and city hall : the first policewomen to walk a beat in Indianapolis / by Patrick R. Pearsey.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 352.2 P361f (Text) 00000106716673 Indiana book Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 352.2 P361f (Text) 00000106716681 Indiana book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780692097311
  • ISBN: 0692097317
  • Physical Description: 487 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Indianapolis, IN] : Patrick R. Pearsey, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
"On June 15, 1918, 14 women from diverse backgrounds took an oath to protect and serve the citizens of Indianapolis, Indiana on the steps of City Hall. A war was on and manpower was short. Vice was rampant in the city and policewomen were needed to help curb it. For the next four years, the 'Department of Policewomen' in Indianapolis worked undercover to combat bootlegging, shoplifting, juvenile delinquency and vice, making hundreds of arrests. In 1922, they were told to arm themselves. This book, researched and written by Patrick Pearsey, archivist of the current Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, tells the life stories of these and the women who followed them into police work and the battles they fought against their police chiefs, the Board of Safety and City Hall"--Page [4] of cover.
Subject: Indianapolis (Ind.). Metropolitan Police Department > History.
Policewomen > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Policewomen > Indiana > Indianapolis > Biography.
African American police > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
African American police > Indiana > Indianapolis > Biography.
Women police chiefs > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Women police chiefs > Indiana > Indianapolis > Biography.
Police > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Police > Indiana > Indianapolis > Biography.
African Americans > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
African Americans > Indiana > Indianapolis > Biography.
Women > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
Women > Indiana > Indianapolis > Biography.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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