Unformatted text preview: officer in the United States. Alice Stebbins Wells, a policewoman with the Los Angeles Police Department, stressed the idea that policewomen should play a helping role similar to that of the mother in the home. This sex-role stereotyping relegated women to work with juveniles and barred them from patrol until the latter part of the 20th century. Police Professionalism Progressive thinking about how to improve the police paved the way for a second reform movement. Within police circles, a group of police chiefs advocated professionalizing the police. The professional police department was administratively efficient, organizationally separate from political influences, technologically advanced, and expertly staffed....
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- Fall '09
- Civil service, Los Angeles police, American police departments, Civilian reformers, service Civilian reformers