In 1918, Gloucestershire Constabulary appointed women to serve as police officers for the first time.
Since then much has changed including of course the appointment of a female Chief Constable.
Next year, we want to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women policing our county by including your memories.
- Are you related to one of the first women officers?
- Were you one of the first women to serve in a department or at a certain rank?
- What changes have you seen in the role of female officers during your service?
- Did you work on a high profile investigation?
- Is there a particular female officer you remember – and why?
- Do you remember the old Women’s Department (and the Austin Mini they used to drive around in)?
These might be your own experiences or those of a relative or friend – we would love to hear about them.
If you can help us put together the story of how the role of female officers in Gloucestershire has evolved please get in touch.