June 15, 1957
Chief William H. Parker welcomed 12 new policewomen in commencement exercises at the Police Academy. The Times reports that most of the new officers will be assigned to the juvenile detail or work as jail matrons.
The women will carry .38-caliber snub-nosed revolvers.
Starting pay for policewomen is $440 to $516 ($3,152,72-$3,697.29 USD 2006) a month, The Times says, adding that the department is seeking more officers.