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In 1972, Mrs. Barbara McLellan became the first female uniformed police officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She started working for the city as a meter maid and after the Equal Right Amendment passed in a few states, Mrs. McLellan decided that she wanted to be a uniformed officer in a patrol car. Up until that time, there were only two other women who worked with the police force and they were not uniformed—they covered shoplifting cases in Burdines and took the testimony of rape victims. For eight years, Mrs. McLellan worked for the City of Fort Lauderdale specializing in community relations and Larceny Division which culminated in her promotion as Director of the Organized Crime Division. She left the police department in 1980 and accepted a position with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she worked in the Crimes Against Children Division. FDLE assigned Mrs. McLellan to the Naples Field office making her the first female FDLE agent was of Tallahassee. In 1993, she retired from the force but Mrs. McLellan serves as a guardian ad litem.
Title: McLellan, Barbara – ca. 2006.
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Name(s): McLellan, Barbara (Interviewee), Interviewee
Martin, Anne (Interviewer), Interviewer
Type of Resource: sound recording
Genre: Interviews
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Physical Form: audio/mp3
Extent: 0.0594444444444444
Language(s): English
Summary: In 1972, Mrs. Barbara McLellan became the first female uniformed police officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She started working for the city as a meter maid and after the Equal Right Amendment passed in a few states, Mrs. McLellan decided that she wanted to be a uniformed officer in a patrol car. Up until that time, there were only two other women who worked with the police force and they were not uniformed—they covered shoplifting cases in Burdines and took the testimony of rape victims. For eight years, Mrs. McLellan worked for the City of Fort Lauderdale specializing in community relations and Larceny Division which culminated in her promotion as Director of the Organized Crime Division. She left the police department in 1980 and accepted a position with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she worked in the Crimes Against Children Division. FDLE assigned Mrs. McLellan to the Naples Field office making her the first female FDLE agent was of Tallahassee. In 1993, she retired from the force but Mrs. McLellan serves as a guardian ad litem.
Identifier: FA00002649 (IID)
Note(s): All rights reserved by the source institution
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00002649
Host Institution: FAU
Title: Interview with Barbara McLellan – ca. 2006.
Name(s): McLellan, Barbara (Interviewee), creator
Martin, Anne (Interviewer), creator
Type of Resource: mixed material
Genre: Oral Histories
Interviews
Date Issued: 2006-10-26
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Libraries’ Digital Library [digital object]
Physical Form: pdf/mp3
Extent: 36p. : 01:25:36
Language(s): English
Identifier: 76791 (digitool), FADT76791p (IID)
Note(s): In 1972, Mrs. Barbara McLellan became the first female uniformed police officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She started working for the city as a meter maid and after the Equal Right Amendment passed in a few states, Mrs. McLellan decided that she wanted to be a uniformed officer in a patrol car. Up until that time, there were only two other women who worked with the police force and they were not uniformed—they covered shoplifting cases in Burdines and took the testimony of rape victims. For eight years, Mrs. McLellan worked for the City of Fort Lauderdale specializing in community relations and Larceny Division which culminated in her promotion as Director of the Organized Crime Division. She left the police department in 1980 and accepted a position with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she worked in the Crimes Against Children Division. FDLE assigned Mrs. McLellan to the Naples Field office making her the first female FDLE agent was of Tallahassee. In 1993, she retired from the force but Mrs. McLellan serves as a guardian ad litem.
Subject(s): Policewomen --United States
Policewomen --United States --Interviews
Law enforcement
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.)
Oral histories --Florida
Oral history
Law enforcement --Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FADT76791
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU