Pioneering female officer and subsequent D.C. Superior Court Judge, dies at 72
Updated On: Sep 19, 2018

In the early Seventies, Mary Ellen Abrecht coordinated a then controversial pilot program placing 100 women on patrol. “Patrol work was the background of the entire police service. It meant walking the beat” she wrote of her experiences in 1976, calling the program “the crucial test of real equality." Click here  to read the full article from the Washington Post. 


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