She was eventually appointed to fill the vacancy left by her husband’s death, and in 1926 was formally elected in a landslide vote that made her the first female sheriff in the State of Ohio.
In 1919 Scotland hired its first group of female police officers who didn’t even have a uniform to wear on their first day on the job. In fact, they weren’t even allowed to make arrests, until four years later. Once these women finally received their uniforms, catching the criminal was half the battle. The other half, well, their uniforms.
“The 1919 version with its uncomfortably heavy skirt to the ankles and belted jacket was described by the first female Met detective Lilian Wyles as ‘unspeakable apparel’. The skirt lifted only a few inches when the uniform was redesigned in 1946. During the Sixties, hemlines were raised even further and WPCs were given a more fashionable pillbox hat.” -Mail Online
Imagine trying to chase after someone in a skirt! If only Her BlueWear was around during that time…
Read more of this article about female officers throughout history in the UK!
As we make our final steps towards launching our first orders, our next step is to begin to visit various departments and spread the success, knowledge, and word of Her BlueWear Uniforms. Please take a moment to answer this simple survey so when we begin our travels, we can reach out to you and have you help us represent Her BlueWear!
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KPCPP8V
“We are proud to finally announce that the winner of our hang tag contest is Anastacia Reyes! She will be representing our streamline fit of pant, so be on the look out for her lovely image on our tag! Congratulations to Anastacia and a special thank you goes out to everyone who participated! We are so excited to truly represent Her BlueWear as a company that is designed by women, made for women, and represented by women like you!”