May 26, 2015


By Gordon Sinclair Jr.

Local

Joining the boys' club

Female officer forged new roles for women on force

Helen Woollard was the first female officer to graduate from a recruit class and be issued a uniform. In this 1960 graduation photo of Winnipeg Police Department class #56, she's in civilian clothes.

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Helen Woollard was the first female officer to graduate from a recruit class and be issued a uniform. In this 1960 graduation photo of Winnipeg Police Department class #56, she's in civilian clothes.

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