SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~~~ September 12, 2021 (LSNews) On National Police Woman Day, we want to recognize the first woman officer in Sault Ste. Marie Police Service history: Constable Lois Beckett.
Cst. Beckett was sworn in as a Policewoman on September 5, 1949. Unlike their male counterparts at that time, women in Canada were not given the rank of Constable when joining a Police Force. In 1962, this policy changed and women officers would now be referred to as Constables.
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