1923Women’s groups sought an appointment of a female police officer.People and Communities, Government and Public Service, City Departments, Women's History

Gloucester Daily Times. “Policewoman Arrives to Take Up Appointment.” May 22, 1923, Vol. 59 No. 10384 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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Mabel C. Cauffman was appointed temporarily. She did not see herself actively arresting individuals, but more of a “moral” presence, there to give “motherly advice” to young women and prevent unwelcome attention.

Gloucester Daily Times. “Policewoman Arrives to Take Up Appointment.” May 22, 1923, Vol. 59 No. 10384 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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